Smoking - 1993

AGM. 29.10.93.

This Council believes that any individual's liberty should only be curtailed when it impinges on the liberties of others. We do not oppose the sale of tobacco products to adults. It is a person's right to use any legal substance, but the context of use should be dependent on the comfort of others. Smoking should only be allowed where there is no possibility of passive smoking causing harm or discomfort to others. The onus should be on the smoker to prove no discomfort or irritation to non-smokers. We support the decision of institutions to declare enclosed public areas smoke-free. Similarly, we support the right of private ownership to declare 'smoking permissible' areas providing such areas are well signposted.