READER'S VIEW: Europe needs to think about smoking laws

THERE is supposed to be a Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris shortly. I suppose coal mining in Australia and the pollution in Chinese cities will be discussed.

However, I heard from a person I know that it is difficult to visit any restaurants in Europe without seeing someone smoking.

The people in Paris dump 350 tons of cigarette butts every year. Many of them end up in the River Seine.

That is a lot of nicotine, lead and cadmium (I can't find any reference to this ingredient, so I am unsure of the correct spelling, although I do know that one of the main ingredients is cyanide?) in the environment in Paris.

Before the Europeans talk about coal mining in Australia and the air pollution in Chinese cities, they should think about some anti-smoking laws.

Franklin J Wood

North Rockhampton



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