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Secondhand smoke
by Carl C. Webb


March 04, 2004

Dear Editor,

I recently went to a local restaurant that just reopened after winter closing and was highly offended by a smoker at the next table. We very much like to have dinner at this restaurant, but in the future may think differently if we feel we are always going to be subject to secondhand smoke.

I feel that when I have to breathe secondhand smoke, it's probably as bad or worse than having to actually smoke the cigarette. I think it's one thing if a person wants to smoke, but to make people who don't smoke breathe their secondhand smoke is another thing.

Secondhand smoke causes irreversible damages to young people's lungs and no doubt makes them subject to addictive tendencies.

I think that in the future I will find restaurants that have a no-smoking policy for the benefit of their customers. After losing a family member to lung cancer, it's put a new outlook on my life in what I'm willing to let my family be subject to.


Carl C. Webb
Ketchikan, AK - USA




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