SUBMISSION BY JOHN MACLEAN
Consultation on Smoking in Public Places
I wish to express my opinion that smoking in public places
ought to be banned, certainly in restaurants and bars. The health
reasons for this are well understood and I don't think I need
to list them here. If I spend any time in a space where even
one cigarette is smoked I notice it and I can assure you that
I suffer rather unpleasant consequences several hours later.
I also think it is time that bus companies made some effort
to enforce their often ignored 'no smoking' signs. This so-called
ban is ignored in some areas of Glasgow and it is a brave or
foolish traveller who will protest to the smoker.
I know all the arguments that are used by the 'smoking lobby'
and no doubt they will be presented to you. I know that smoking
is the cause of a great deal of illness and distress to victims
and families. It is time that the Scottish Executive had the
courage to implement a smoking ban. I urge you to add my opinion
to this point of view.
Mr John Maclean