Tobacco products contain nicotine and are highly addictive. Nevertheless, we have made steady progress to bring down smoking rates. Smoking prevalence fell to 12 per cent last year. We intend to bring the number down to below 10 per cent by 2020.
Dr Lim suggests a harm reduction approach. This entails enabling, even facilitating, a person to do harm to himself, albeit to a lower degree. We should be focused on preventing harm in the first place.