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Regarding your editorial, "It's a good goal, but bad legislation," I appreciate your point of view, but have you ever had cancer that required chemotherapy? I am now a patient with MDS leukemia which requires regular chemo treatments at a local clinic.

There is an obvious sign in that clinic that prohibits any cologne or scented powders being used prior to coming to the clinic. You must understand what cologne scents and smoking scents, anything of that nature, does to our stomach. Most of us have to take nausea medicine fairly often to keep our stomach on an even keel. I believe none of our nurses smoke, or I would unhappily smell it.

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I smoked for over 40 years, but haven't for over 15 years; I would never carry the scent of cigarettes to a cancer clinic. I don't care if they smoke at home, that is their private business, but do not show up for work in a cancer clinic reeking of smoking odor.

A cancer patient has enough to cope with and doesn't need the scent of cigarettes to make them feel even more uncomfortable.

Barbara Mackey

Naperville

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