While I have said all I want to on the smoking ban, some one came up with the common cold in an answer to me, so I think a separate thread on the subject is appropriate. How many times have you or I caught a cold through it being passed on from someone else? Many times or even every time is the only answer. It is debilitating, results in either poor performance at work or time off work, and in my case recently, not able to attend practice. Yet you or I are still allowed to go out in public, sneeze, cough, or just generally propagate the virus wherever we please. I feel it is time that it became an offence to be out in public while carrying this vile virus and should become a notifiable disease. It is time we did something about it as it can cause death in the vulnerable, or lead on to other hard to cure infections. If the government can ban smoking in public places, then it is about time that carrying a cold was banned as well.