Cumberland Times-News

October 17, 2013

Pollution from smoking is nothing, compared to this odor

To the Editor:
Cumberland Times-News

— I’m tired of the health nuts who want to save me and my fellow smokers from our addiction. We know smoking is unhealthy, but we like and enjoy it.

You have made it impossible for us to enjoy restaurants, bars and many public areas.

However, we must endure the overpowering, foul odors from your cologne and perfume.

You douse yourselves with these nauseating chemical aromas which we have to inhale when we shop, eat out, or stop for a social drink.

You show us no consideration as you pollute the air we and you breathe. You can avoid us; we can’t escape you.

When you don your cloak of healthful righteousness again, step in a closet, close the door, take a deep breath and you will know what we are subjected to when you are near us.

In closing, smell yourselves and think about the unhealthful pollution you create.

Denver L. Kidner Jr.