Barry Curtis

No Smoking Provokes Ire

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Andrew Stone is wrong to support the government's ban on smoking in enclosed public places ('The Drag Factor', December SR).

Stone argues that smoking in pubs and at work is a lethal hazard and socialists would not accept self-regulation with regard to any other health risk, therefore the state has to intervene. However, the link between passive smoking and lung cancer remains unproven despite the British Medical Association's 'estimates'.

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