Letter to the Editor

Smoking ordinance is needed

Sunday, August 7, 2011

To the Editor:

This is in response to the letter from John Weddle, who thinks people should still be allowed to smoke wherever and whenever they want.

I wish Brazil had a no-smoking ordinance like Greencastle, Plainfield and Terre Haute.

There are places here that I don't go because of the smoke. If people were still allowed to smoke anywhere, anytime, I would have to stay home 24/7.

We put up with that for too many years.

My mother and stepfather smoked and everything in the house stunk of smoke.

That's why I don't smoke.

Smokers make up a small minority of the population, less than one-fourth.

What I don't understand is, since they are a minority, why does anyone think that smokers should have all the rights?

It is a disgusting habit, and something else I don't understand is why anyone would start doing it in the first place.

Gretchen VanPelt,