Letter: Passive smoke ruse

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Letter: Passive smoke ruse

Sir: Surely Cayte Williams ("Irritations of Modern Life", 21 October) realises that passive smoking is simply an argument non-smokers use because smokers don't seem to understand "I can't stand that horrible smell" or "Must you blow that in my face?". If I can go to a restaurant where smokers aren't allowed to indulge because the anti-smoking nazis are pushing the health risks of passive smoking, then I'm all for it whether any study has proven those health risks or not.

And another thing: don't you just love smokers in restaurants who are so concerned about their friends on their own table that they hold their cigarette off to one side and blow their smoke that way too? What about the people on the next table?


High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire