This is in response to the article by Al Martinez (Westside, Feb. 19) on the "Fat Guy With Stogie vs. Skinny Vegetarian."
We find your critique to be of a bigoted nature and your personal anger toward those individuals who have the courage to speak out against smoking to be outdated. The idea that you correlate non-smoking with some sort of sexual disorientation is a statement that is more revealing about the smoker.
You make the person objecting to a smoke-free environment into a prude with problems when, in fact, he is only concerned with not being exposed to second-hand smoke that could and will be detrimental to his/her health. Each person is entitled to smoke if they so desire. Cigarette and cigar smoking invades the privacy of others and exposes them to health hazards. Don't we have enough health hazards?
By the way, since when did prime rib affect the environment of another person? We suspect that this was another angry remark.