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3 April, 2009

MRS L.M. HARVEY (Scarborough) [6.41 pm]: I too rise this evening to speak on this bill. At the risk of
turning the chamber into a gallery for true confessions, like the member for Carine and my colleague the member for South Perth, I must confess to a previous life full of vice: I am now a recovered smoker. I feel quite passionately about this issue, but I also empathise with those people in the community who are addicted to this incredibly addictive substance. I understand the challenges in quitting smoking, having been through that process. I must confess to enjoying the smell of a freshly lit cigarette—after a challenging day in this house, in fact.

Mr D.A. Templeman: Were you a menthol smoker?

Mrs L.M. HARVEY: Good grief, no, they were for purse carrying–

Several members interjected.

Mrs L.M. HARVEY: — for weak-willed people!

I am a female, but I am not a wimpy little girl. I smoked Winfield Blues and Craven A, actually. I was a bit of a heavy smoker and I liked strong cigarettes. However, enough said on my vices.

Mr D.A. Templeman: I think it is very interesting.

Mrs L.M. HARVEY: I thank the member for Mandurah for his interest in my vices.

Subject: Tobacco Products Control Amendment Bill 2008 [Legislative Assembly – Second Reading]

Date: 18 March 2009

Hansard reference: p. 2107 [online (pdf)]

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