I am writing in response to the coffee shop owners who are protesting against the extended smoking ban. Frankly, I feel you should be ashamed of yourselves for protesting against what is honourable, right and good for the whole nation.
I am an ordinary non-smoking citizen. I have been inhaling second-hand smoke for 45 years and am looking forward to the time when I can eat peacefully in a coffee shop without having someone lighting up and spoiling the whole atmosphere. We (non-smokers) have been suffering considerably due to the inconsiderate nature of most smokers.
I find all the excuses given by the coffee shop owners who are against the smoking ban to be illogical and downright does not make good business sense. There are more non-smokers than smokers. Many non-smokers are avoiding coffee shops due to heavy smoking by some patrons. If smoking is banned, then more non-smokers will come and eat at their coffee shops. As non smokers are the majority, doesn’t it make sense that coffee shop owners should appeal to the majority (non-smokers) instead of the minority (smokers).