Letter: Stop tinkering and just ban tobacco

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The Independent Online
Sir: Your editorial (20 May) refers to "cigarette money contributing mightily to the diversity of sport, to widening fields of attainment and so to the greater pleasure of the participating and watching public".

I completely disagree. Sport is nowadays not nearly as enjoyable as it was 20 years ago. The love of sport, amateurism and mild professionalism has been totally ruined by the intrusion of corporate advertising and greed. Witness one footballer being "sold" for pounds 15m.

GERALD F C KING

Richmond, Surrey

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