Letter: We don't want to inhale

Sir: You state (leading article, 27 May) that the solution to the public smoking issue must remain voluntary. But who will be the volunteers? Those of us who detest the smell of smoke? How can we volunteer not to inhale?

The evidence for and against the detrimental effects of passive smoking may be inconclusive, but should we not err on the side of caution? Should the smokers' case be proven in the future then they may have suffered a discomfort for a few years, being unable to smoke wherever they wanted. Should our case be proven, we may be dead.


Reading, Berkshire