Reasons relating to the health of us all

THERE is that silly saying that rules are made to be broken. Weston Health Authority has imposed a ban on smoking in both the hospital building and the hospital grounds for very sensible reasons relating to the health of us all. I have recently had to pa

THERE is that silly saying that rules are made to be broken. Weston Health Authority has imposed a ban on smoking in both the hospital building and the hospital grounds for very sensible reasons relating to the health of us all.I have recently had to pay frequent visits to the hospital and have been appalled at the number of patients and visitors that light up their cigarettes in close proximity to the hospital entrance, and I have on many occasions pointed out that they are blatantly flaunting the rules, and I received varying responses such as: 'Everybody does it' to which I was bold enough to point out that everybody could be totally wrong! 'Push off, what's it got to do with you?' A variation of finger signs (how rude!).The rules having been made must be incredibly difficult to enforce and there is the added difficulty as to who has to clear up the increasing volume of mess of the discarded fag ends in the hospital grounds. I do appreciate that smoking must be one of the hardest habits to kick, but I would ask all smokers to have respect for those who have kicked the habit but are now suffering from chronic lung diseases as a result of smoking, and perhaps consider that one day there is the probability that it might well happen to them!ROBERT ALLAM - Links Road, Uphill


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