Minister Pledges To Fight Tobacco Companies ‘with Moral Authority’

MINISTER PLEDGES TO FIGHT TOBACCO COMPANIES ‘WITH MORAL AUTHORITY’

The Health Minister says tobacco companies will fight him with billions on plain packaging for cigarettes but he will fight them with the moral authority of the Irish people.

James Reilly made the comments at the publication of a report into plans to change packaging of tobacco companies.

The 1,100 page report from the Oireachtas Health Committee makes 26 recommendations many of which the Minister already planned.

James Reilly says he will fight the tobacco companies with everything he has.

“Absolutely – and I have something much more powerful; I have the moral authority of the Irish people, and this government and this entire Oireachtas is behind this” he added.

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