SUBMSSION BY MR A MCGINNIGLE
I would like to express my whole hearted support for the new Members Bill proposing smoke free areas in designated places.
I think smokers now realise that they have responsibilities as well as rights and that this Bill would be a sensible step forward in the public health sector.
My own home was strictly non-smoking as my mother was asthmatic, if anyone smoked a cigarette near her, it would bring on an immediate attack of asthma.
As you know the quality of fresh air is of the utmost importance to the unfortunate people who are afflicted with the various diseases of the respiratory system.
Hopefully, if the Bill is passed, I'm sure businesses and public will comply with it willingly given time to get used to it.
Perhaps businesses may suffer temporarily financially and the smokers not too pleased to say the least, but I can see an upsurge in business happening when the Bill has cleared the air for all of us.
Thank you for your invitation to write.
Mr A McGinnigle