A group of celebrities has written to The Times decrying government plans to ban smoking in public places. They include Anthon Worrall Thompson, Bob Geldof and Simon Cowell. They attack the anti-smoking lobby for creating a "climate of hysteria". They write that smoking is legal, and in pubs and clubs, it is fanatical smoke-haters who are the minority. The Times 25/09/04 page 11, page 29 (Letters)