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yourLETTER: Drink, no stink.

Byline: M Devlin

AT last the dangers of smoking in public places has been officially recognised as being a major cause of death and destruction in Britain.

Passive smoking causes around 11,000 deaths per year. At least 120,000 (one fifth of all deaths) are presently attributable to cigarette smoke in a single year.

In addition, one only has to remember the Bradford City Football Club and Kings Cross fires to appreciate the dangers to which smokers imperil us all.

Even so, we can now expect long-haired bearded liberalists crying about an erosion of civil liberties and the claim that we are living under a nanny state.

Poppycock! It would have been a dereliction of duty if our parliament had voted in any other way.

What a pleasure it will be to walk into a pub which has clean air, no nicotine dripping off the walls and ceiling and no revolting smell of cigarettes. Arriving home as fresh as I went out, no smelly clothes or hair (what's left of it) and not smelling like a drain.

At last I can drink without the stink.

M Devlin, Flintshire
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 21, 2006
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