Letter: Pains of Smoking

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IT IS A pity that Sir Richard Doll expressed so mild an attitude towards smoking, speaking merely of curtailment of life. I work voluntarily with terminally ill cancer patients who face a painful and protracted death. Frequently we hear people saying they are happy to forego a few years for the pleasure of smoking. I doubt whether they consider their ultimate pain and misery. Perhaps Sir Richard might have reminded them.

June Meacock, West Byfleet, Surrey