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SMOKING: Majority clearly supports ban

Letter by Laura B. Goggins, Kirkland on April 11, 2012 at 10:49 am | 79 Comments »
April 11, 2012 11:12 am

Re: “Public pipe, cigar smoking effort alive” (TNT, 4-10).

What part of “smoking kills” don’t these folks get? The people of Washington spoke clearly, when they overwhelmingly supported the Clean Air Act that made it illegal to smoke in public places.

Now, here we go again – small special interests manage for the second time to mount an assault on what the people have clearly said they want: workplaces free of carcinogenic smoke. Ultimately, if this thing passes, people are going to be forced to lie and say they don’t care about smoke in order to keep their jobs.

People of Washington: is it worth it? Is it worth it for any mother, father, child, spouse, friend or co-worker of yours to choke out the last few seconds of their life in a hospital bed, in great pain and suffering, in order that a privileged few can smoke at will?

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