Ladies and gentlemen of Scotland, especially those who disagree with how the smoking ban was implemented here last year. Please give your attention to: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/petitions/docs/PE1037.htm Ask your MSP to support this petition to stop the slide of business which is closing down our places of public entertainment and killing employment. Another bingo hall has closed - a refuge for the pensioners of Musselburgh this time. They're too old to change. Let's make our voices heard and, whilst recognising the need for a ban, ask our so-called government to allow public venues and private clubs to make adequate, supervised provision for those who can't kick the habit. NOTE: This is not an invite for the anti-smoking lobby to have their voices heard on this thread. You too have the power to contact your MSP and ask him/her to make your opinion known. This legislation was forced on us without referendum. Let the voice of democracy be heard now. The 'ayes' will have the day.