Tsatsu Tsikata has disclosed that he was permitted to smoke during his secondary school days.
Tsatsu Tsikata indicated that due to his brilliance, he got to secondary school at a very tiny age and that helped me avoid bullying because many seniors believed his size could not handle it.
“I got to Mfantsipim when I was nine and the beauty of being that little was that everybody protects you so you don’t experience any of the bullying. There was a lot of bullying but they didn’t touch me,” he said on Pan African TV.
He revealed that due to his asthmatic condition, he was permitted by the school authorities to smoke asthmatic cigarettes to control his condition.
“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.