Smoking kills – that’s the one and only issue

I HAVE noted with interest attempts to shift the debate about the proposed smoking ban in the workplace from health to arguments around economics and job losses.

The recently formed Hospitality Alliance is mainly responsible for this attempted change of focus.

In all that I have read to date about the predicted economic gloom I see no facts, no research just speculation and conjecture and, of course, scaremongering.

This is a health issue. We do not have the right knowingly to kill other people or seriously damage their health.

Passive smoke kills and harms people. This is the main issue for debate all other issues are out of perspective and insignificant.

Michael O'Shea,

Chief Executive,

Irish Heart Foundation,

4, Clyde Road,

Ballsbridge,

Dublin 4.

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