Letter to the Editor

Public smoking is health hazard

It is not a small group that wants smoking in public places banned. It's a large group. Why should your addiction physically harm other people?

Go on the Internet and read up on what secondhand smoke does to others. If you want to kill yourself, go ahead. But it's not fair for the men, women and children who are forced to be around secondhand smoke.

It's not just bars, but also restaurants. Is the addiction so strong you can't wait an hour? Not only do you harm others, but the smell is awful. Restaurants that have been sectioned off for smokers are silly. The harm and smell are still there.

Stay home to smoke or go outside. Why should we have to look for a place to go where smoking is not allowed?