Letter: Briefly

WITH regard to 'Smoking clouds chance of a job' (31 July), in the North-west where I work, employers do a lot more than offer nicotine patches or hypnosis to help employees comply with smoking policies. I'm often asked to run 'awareness days' to train staff and facilitate therapeutic group sessions.

Designated smoking areas, by the way, even if well ventilated, are by far the most dangerous areas in most workplaces. Smoking or inhaling your own 4,000 chemicals is bad enough. But sharing other people's as well is worse.

Tessa Ellis, Turton, Lancs