Pot­ting mix

The Press - - Opinion | Letters -

As we know, nico­tine kills. But it will take an av­er­age of 40 years to put its nails in a cof­fin. That’s a lot of puff­ing.

On the other hand, a cou­ple of puffs of pot­ting mix can kill you in a week - more than a thou­sand times faster.

Take a packet of cig­a­rettes: 50 per cent of the pack­ag­ing comes with se­vere warn­ings of the dan­gers within.

Then, just in case you have missed the point, there are graphic pho­tos of rot­ting gums and gan­grenous toes to fur­ther un­der­line what cig­a­rettes might have in store for you.

If nico­tine is a pussy­cat com­pared to Le­gion­naires’ dis­ease, it makes the warn­ings on pot­ting and com­post prod­ucts in­ad­e­quate and there­fore scream­ing for change.

All pot­ting and com­post prod­ucts go through a check­out.

So why not make it a pol­icy at least to ver­bally re­mind pur­chasers who may have be­come com­pla­cent about the care needed when deal­ing with such a prod­uct.

Gary Day, Pa­panui

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