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Banning smoking outdoors is seldom ethically justifiable
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    THANK-YOU

    thank you for this great information YOU gave me an A on my report about smoking and banning smoking thank you so much!!!!!

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    Don, I was not aware that you had posed four of the seven arguments I raised in my article -- you are certainly not the only person to have done so. In your response you fail to engage with the core issue here: smoking outdoors in situations that would apply in hospital grounds harms no one but the smoker. By not disputing this, I assume that you agree. Your concern to control outdoor smoking is therefore inherently patern...

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    Dear Editor

    As the person who posed four of the seven arguments, used in the March volume of Tobacco Control, supporting banning smoking in outdoor areas I would like to expand on the four points I raised. The arguments put by me apply to an Area Health Service which will shortly become totally smoke-free, this will include outside areas. Until now hospitals have regarded smoking as a special case, as a cultural...

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    Smoking restrictions in confined outdoor areas are justified

    In researching passive smoking issues for a suggested 'best practice' model in Australia, I was asked -- no, urged -- by normally sedate and conservative tobacco control bureaucrats a number of jurisdictions (which had no legislation to limit smoking in indoor areas) to consider the issue of smoking in outdoor places of public assembly. This was clearly an Issue of Public Importance.

    My own experience in the Aus...

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