Archive for Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Letter: Smoking ban not right

March 3, 2010

To the editor:

The statewide ban on smoking in public places makes me very angry because it’s my health, not anyone else’s. I am a courtesy smoker and I abide by the laws. However, I’m fed up with everyone blaming health problems on smoking. Guess what? We are all going to die someday from something.

I enjoy smoking. People say, “Think of the money you would save.” I wouldn’t save a dime because I would buy more food, get fatter and then have health issues because of being overweight. People say, “You’d feel better.” I don’t feel bad now.

Taxes are out of hand due to the government. The government had to find something else to tax because of all the smoking bans so many people have quit smoking. The government has made a lot of money on cigarette taxes.

When I go to non-smoking establishments, I don’t stay there very long, as I usually eat, leave and go somewhere else where I can sit, smoke, drink and have conversation. So, why do you have to go where you know there is smoking? What happened to the non-smoking sections?

At least my cigarette was made in America. I guess if they were made in a foreign country and shipped here they’d be legal and someone would be getting rich off of us like everything else.

I may die of lung cancer, but that is my choice to make, not yours to make for me. All government buildings have non-smoking areas, which is fine, but I wonder where the president smokes?

Dorothy Lean,

Tonganoxie

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