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Question For All French Smokers?  
User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2377 times:

France is to ban smoking in all public places from next February, the prime minister has announced.

So how do you feel about next year's ban?

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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21495 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

Envious!  gnasher 

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2366 times:

About time...  Smile

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.

Thom@s



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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 857 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

Sweden ban smoking sometime ago and thou I´m a smoker I think the ban is great, you can´t smoke in bars/disco´s especially wintertime when to go out and puff in -20C..........*brrrrrrr*

Micke//  cold 



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User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

As the Beatles sang :

I'm so glaaaad !!!

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3568 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2296 times:

So you can chain smoke your Gitanes and Gauloises, all the better for us non-smokers. Big grin


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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21801 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2252 times:

What is the definition of "public places"?

-Mir



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2228 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. Big grin

Patrick


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2214 times:

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.

Mark


User currently offlineStrasserB From Singapore, joined Nov 2005, 1541 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2179 times:

Bien sure?
They already declared the "ban" ten years ago. And what was the result?
Put your Gitane on the table and you'll get an ashtray; immediately.



Still, even in the most arid desert is an airport somewhere ...
User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3638 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2169 times:

While I don't really like to watch a movie, eat dinner, or sit in a waiting room filled with smoke, I still think it should be the decision of the property owner if they want to ban smoking.

I went to NYC this summer and it was a bit silly not being allowed to smoke in a BAR while drinking. (I don't smoke, but still.)


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9533 posts, RR: 42
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2115 times:

Quoting ArmitageShanks (Reply 10):
I still think it should be the decision of the property owner if they want to ban smoking.

I completely agree with legislation to ensure people can enjoy smoke-free facilities but I don't see why the establishment owners can't provide a smoking area as well.


User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

Quoting David L (Reply 11):
I completely agree with legislation to ensure people can enjoy smoke-free facilities but I don't see why the establishment owners can't provide a smoking area as well.

Its not just about the health of the public, but the health of employees at risk... Nothing good comes from smoking!



Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had Gonorrhea
User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2759 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2094 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.



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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9533 posts, RR: 42
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2058 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.  Smile


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