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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.


Trimdon Colliery, Co Durham