Tsatsu Tsikata says back at Mfantsipim Secondary School, he was granted permission to smoke.
During an interview on Pan African TV, Ghanaian lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata said he was allowed to smoke weed.
The lawmaker said he was asthmatic so it aided him to be granted his freedom. Being asthmatic, Tsatsu said he was granted special dispensation to smoke asthmatic cigarettes to control his condition.
Having been authorized to smoke the medicine, Tsatsu says as reported by OMG Voice he became a favourite of student smokers who often came to him for a stick of the medicinal cigarette so that when they are caught they could use it as a defence mechanism.
Tsatsu is grateful for all this experience which he believes shaped him and the person he became.
“The other aspect of it is that in those days I was quite asthmatic and I’m still asthmatic. In those days, one of the asthma medications was the asthma cigarettes which you inhale and those sought of helped clear the system of asthma.”
“I became a favourite of some of the bad boys in school because they saw that I was the only person who was allowed to smoke so occasionally they would come for a stick of asthma cigarettes in the hope that if they are caught smoking they would say that it’s the asthma cigarette. I was the only person that had authorisation to smoke. I became their friends because they needed my cigarette to show that they also had asthma,” he said.