To the editor:
When Mr. Dettman (Forum, Jan. 19) accused Hardee's Restaurant of becoming a "moral judge" by not allowing people to smoke in their establishment, I was astonished. His comments, accusations and assumptions are poorly founded, very argumentative and grossly inaccurate.I have a hard time believing that most smokers share the feelings of Mr. Dettman that they are treated like "lepers" or "undesirables" because of a restaurant's smoking rule. Most smokers are able to change or modify their behavior (or at least put it off for 20 minutes while they consume a hamburger) in order to comply with the circumstances. This does not take away their free agency by any stretch of the imagination.
Larry W. Rose