Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2503 times:
Public smoking was banned in Norway two years ago, and after a few months nobody were really complaining about it anymore. As a non-smoker I think it is a good thing, but I might add that I don't really mind people who smoke. It's when they get together in a small area it becomes annoying.. Hehe.
"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2365 times:
Nobody will care I guess. Not too long ago I stood at CDG T2F and smoked a cig directly under a "No smoking" sign, suddenly a police officer turned up and I thought that he will told me that smoking is not allowed in the airport. Guess what he did..................... yes, he pulled out a smoke of his pocket and asked me for fire.
Toulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2760 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2231 times:
Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 8): I've never seen more people smoking everywhere as I have in France. I've seen them smoke while riding motorcycles and while fueling their cars with petrol. Carefree and careless.
After 4 years living in France, I'm delighted to say I'm still to see somebody smoking while filling their car with petrol! Have you been to Spain? Now that's a place where you see people smoke any and everywhere!
Regarding the ban, I'm all in favour, done in Ireland a number of years ago and a total success. Nevertheless, I don't see the problem with implementing "properly isolated" smoking areas for smokers in bars/restaurants, etc, as the smoking ban law in Spain dictates.
David L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9577 posts, RR: 42
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2195 times:
Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 12): Its not just about the health of the public, but the health of employees at risk.
I still don't think that's a good enough reason for the extreme reaction that seems to be the trend. Plenty of publicans suggested a properly vented smoking room where there was no table service and the empty glasses wouldn't be collected during opening hours and plenty had spent a fortune on much more effective ventilation. At my local pubs, most of the staff smoke. Make it illegal to force anyone to work in a smokey environment.
I must say, I thought France would be one of the last to go.
On the plus side, people are noticing bad breath, BO and the smell from the toilets much more now.