Pubdate: Sat, 2 May 1998
Source: Calgary Sun (Canada)
Comment: Parenthetical remarks by the Sun editor : headline by hawk
Kudos: Nice going Pat!, ME

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.)

IF VIOLENT offenders aren't released, (because of "three-strikes and you're
out" laws like California's) there'd be no place to put all the pot smokers!

Greg Handevidt

(Only the pot dealers go to jail.)