Opinion: They said it

"You can't help but feel it's going to get worse before it gets better." - Cafod partner Nils Cartensen on his return from Darfur, Sudan, where famine is looming

"What enjoyment does a 21-year-old single mother-of-three living in a council sink estate get? The only enjoyment they have is to have a cigarette." - Health Secretary John Reid

"If John Reid's contribution to the white paper on smoking is 'let the poor smoke, then his policy on obesity must be 'let them eat cake'." - Deborah Arnott, director of Ash

"Since Alan Milburn stopped being Secretary of State for Health, he looks so much better! He's been growing his hair a bit and I think it's because he's been talking to the voluntary sector. We should be fearful if we see him in sandals." - Harry Cayton, director for patients and the public, Department of Health, speaking at the Acevo summer forum

"We have never argued that it is healthy to be locked in a dark cellar." - Cancer Research UK medical director Dr John Toy, on a new book The UV Advantage, which promotes regular, unprotected exposure to sunshine

"I'm just so glad to be back and - I really, really mean it - this is the end of my fundraising." - Cancer campaigner Jane Tomlinson on completing her 1,905-mile bike ride.

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