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Parents should be banned from smoking

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I saw in the news that a child has been taken away from its parents because of their excessive smoking. Good.

Is there a more pointless and disgusting habit than smoking?

I’m all for people being allowed to do whatever they want, but once someone has a child, its wellbeing has to come before the parents’ ‘rights’.

There should be a law that bans anyone who has a child from smoking, drinking, gambling and all other vices which are detrimental to the youngster’s upbringing.

If a parent can’t live without these things for the sake of their offspring, then they aren’t mature enough to have children in the first place.

Martin Chisholm

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