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Ron Lee letter: Smokers have no right to hurt others

Let's do something about smoking: Keep it to yourself alone and don't inflict it on the rest of us. I am an ex-smoker, and I am also 4 1/2 years cancer free -- a cancer that was almost certainly caused by smoking. The facts are in and smoking is ...

Let's do something about smoking: Keep it to yourself alone and don't inflict it on the rest of us.

I am an ex-smoker, and I am also 4 1/2 years cancer free -- a cancer that was almost certainly caused by smoking. The facts are in and smoking is bad for you and just as bad for those around you. Smokers say that nonsmokers are infringing on their rights and I would like to know what gives the smoker a right to destroy someone else's health.

Smokers, you smell bad and we can smell you a dozen feet away. Your clothes smell bad and your butts litter the streets and sidewalks and doorways. It's a really dirty and offensive habit and I apologize to all those that I offended when I did smoke.

Ron Lee

Fargo

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