A psychiatric patient in Northern Ireland is challenging the smoking ban in hospital grounds.
As a non smoker, I hope she wins.
The woman is unable to leave the hospital for months (to protect her own safety).
To force a cigarette addict to abstain in those circumstances is akin to torture.
I also feel that smokers who visit someone who is dying or in intensive care should of course be allowed to nip outside for a smoke. This sort of thing happens a lot with human nature.
A good idea (in this case curbing smoking) is pushed to silly extremes.