Letter: Smoking in the pub

Sir: I am the landlady of a busy and smoky pub. The idea that smoking can be banned ("Public backing for smoking bans", 13 January) is quite alarming, as I am sure it would be damaging to my trade.

People have a choice whether or not they enter my pub. I make business decisions based on what my customers require. My customers, in the main, wish to smoke and those that don't make the choice to drink with their smoking friends. I do not need people who are not my customers, or for that matter the Government, to tell me what my customers can and cannot do in my pub.

J FRIZZELL

Trimdon Colliery, Co Durham

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