Re: Macquarie Mall smoking ban. What's wrong with a “sledge-hammer approach”? Would a blanket ban really be unworkable? And is anti-smoking education a solution? Yes, for kids and teens; not for long-term smokers. We must act decisively. Not that success will come quickly. Like the fight against illicit drugs. You could say a blanket ban of those is unworkable, too. But we must do our best. North Sydney Council used a sledge-hammer with good reason. Our council’s inability to fight smoking isn’t unexpected. About two years ago they voted no to a medically-supervised safe injecting room. Some said it would affect local business. Yes, the council must consider local business but it must also consider public health. Whether it’s smoking or more serious drugs.
JOHN MUSZYNSKI, Lurnea
In this week’s Champion (November 21), on page 6 there’s an article “School raises restored war memorial”. There are two glaring mistakes, “girl and boy cadets laid reefs”, is written twice. It’s “wreaths”.