Letter: Let them die

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Sir: In response to Denys Whatmore's letter (9 December) suggesting that smokers should not receive NHS treatment for self-inflicted illness, I have a few more suggestions to make.

NHS treatment should not be available to eaters of fatty foods, especially bacon, hamburgers and fish and chips; those who take no form of exercise; executives who work for more than 60 hours a week and allow themselves to contract stress-related illnesses; those who voluntarily participate in dangerous sports such as skiing; all car drivers.

The above list should help to rule out the majority of people who maliciously expose themselves to health risks at the expense of the British taxpayer.

EMMA HEADLEY

Pittenweem, Fife

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