Smoking is my right

Coquitlam letter writer says smokers should be able to light up in parks

The Editor,

Re. “Keep your butts out of play areas: West” (The Tri-City News, Sept. 29).

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Port Coquitlam city Coun. Brad West wants to ban smoking in playgrounds and parks, and is saying that kids and other park users shouldn’t be exposed to second-hand smoke.

I don’t think it’s fair to say that, as a smoker, I am not allowed to utilize public parks. I pay for them like others. Eventually, everyone will come into contact with smoke, so why ban it from playgrounds and parks, and limit our rights as smokers.

Robert Smith, Coquitlam

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