Letters to the Editor

Far better things to worry about

Nonsmokers seem to believe that the absence of cigarette smoke means that they are breathing healthy air. Unfortunately, our recent air quality assessment dispels that myth. These individuals are quick to point out someone's addiction to nicotine, but fail to address their own addictions to caffeine and sugar. Smoking has been banished from buildings and their entrances. Having the freedom to smoke at home or in my vehicle is now in jeopardy.

If I am outside having a cigarette, then you are free to walk around me, away from me, or reverse your direction. Are these individuals equally concerned with clean drinking water, safe foods and safe toys?

CYNTHIA BARRENTINE

Modesto

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