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Smoking in restaurants
By Randy M. Lake


July 05, 2007
Thursday PM

I appreciate Ms. Inouye 's response, but I have a couple of items from her letter that I disagree with. First, there are a FEW restaurants in Ketchikan not PLENTY and second the people smoking in the few we have, are pushing their personal lifestyle and beliefs on the people that do not. Third in our country it is the public and their elected officials that do and should make the rules not business men whose first obligation is, most often, to their wallets.

However, I am pleased that you spoke up.

To Mr. Kelly, I would respond to his comment about "many Restaurants in the State of Alaska offering a non-smoking atmosphere" only this: The State of Alaska is two times the size of Texas, just where are these many smoke free restaurants. To the rest of his letter I can only respond with this, "What???"

Randy M. Lake
Ketchikan, AK

Received July 05, 2007 - Published July 05, 2007

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