Tariana Turia on Q&A, regarding smoking:
“If I’m being really honest, I don’t think that having a substance that kills people should be allowed to be sold.”
HURRAH! Some actual internal consistency from a member of the anti-smoking brigade.
It is of course an internal consistency limited to the smoking debate itself (other “substances” that kill people which Turia isn’t advocating banning: cars, guns, pregnancy – especially teen Maori pregnancy, which is apparently just choice).
But, like the rare prolifer who admits that parental notification has fuck-all to do with parents’ “rights” and is just a stepping stone to full banning of abortion, the honesty is refreshing.