Professor "two chins" Steve Field, Chairman of the Council of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
We should all be acquainted by now with Professor Steve Field and his now infamous remarks that all smokers are potential child abusers, and he’s not the first one to lump smokers with child abuse, look up Duncan Bannatyne sometime.
Below are two recordings about the smoking debate. The first is an interview on BBC’s Newsnight, which is up for seven days from Monday the 9th of August but, unfortunately, if you live outside of the UK you will not be able to view it, sorry. In the interview the good prof is unrepentant and has two stalwarts of tobacco control to back him up.
The first recognised name was Caroline Flint, one of the architects of the UK smoking ban.
The second speaker, Kate Pickett, in this interview (apart from Steve Field) is someone I’d never heard of until I heard she was the co-author of The Spirit Level, a book that I am not acquainted with but I knew Christopher Snowden had written a critique of it.
Professor Kate Pickett, co-author of The Spirit Level.
The Newsnight debate.
Turn down your speakers or headset.
The second recording is from Talksport and their phonein on the subject of Professor Steve Field and Freedom2Choose’s (Scotland) Michael Davidson talks on the subject of child abuse and smokers.