Re: “Quit trying to dictate my behavior” (letter, 4-9).
I applaud the rugged point of view taken by the author. Any advocate of the right to determine their own behavior deserves high accolades.
However, I would make one suggestion, as there are high health risks involved in the behavior espoused by the letter writer and an exceptional increase in the need for medical care. If the letter writer is willing to irrevocably relinquish his right to any publicly funded health care for smoker-related illnesses, then we will know that he is serious about exercising his inalienable right to do as he wishes with his own body.
Also, the writer may wish to set up a trust fund for the treatment of all the workers who cannot afford, particularly in these financially troubled times, to tell an employer they will not work in a secondhand smoke environment.