I hereby withdraw my support for the smoking ban.
(1) I am surrounded by smoking employees at the entrance to every building.
(2) (and much more importantly) I have nowhere to put my used tomato ketchup/mayonnaise sachets when I have finished with them when I go for a nice pub lunch.
Seriously, ash trays have lots of uses… let’s not discard them just because we are making social pariahs out of smokers.
I will write to Gordon Brown.*
* Attention foreigners – he is our Prime Minister now. It should be noted that he is not (as one American politician thought) called Tony Brown. [shakes head]