Pubdate: Thu, 05 Feb 1998
Date: 05/02/1998
Source: Calgary Sun (Canada)
Author: Pat Dolan

RE: "SILLY politics of puff," Diane Francis, (April 14). I have a
couple of suggestions for an alternative approach.

It occurs to me health and education ministers might sponsor the
participation of schools in running competitions among teachers and

There is tremendous scope for encouraging student participation in the
ongoing debate on the pros and cons of smoking.

When lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths among
Canadians, killing 10,600 men and 6,500 women a year, (or 1,400 deaths
every month), it behooves us to urgently consider adopting one or two
imaginative new approaches to the problem of smoking.

Pat Dolan

(You are absolutely right.)