Will the news that Richard Briars has emphysema raise its profile and that of lung diseases in general? What do you reckon?
I'm not too sure as I'm not particularly keen on some of his comments. He is nearly 80, so many people might just skim over it as being of little consequence, thinking him lucky to have reached that age. He says he stopped smoking 10 years ago and reckons that was too late - rubbish, it is never too late especially if he looked after himself. However people might read that and think "why bother if it is going to get me in the end".