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Question About The UK Smoking Ban.  
User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

Right, this is so pureil it's not true - but it's a cold Sunday night after Xmas and I'm bored!

Was watching Eastenders earlier (not a regular habit I hasten to add, but it was just on).

There was a scene with Samantha Janus (I love her) and some Old Bird who I think was Peggy's Sister.

In the scene, Peggy's Sister was having fag. But when this was filmed, it would have been at Elstree or Pinewood studios (or wherever it is filmed). That would be construde as the workplace where smoking is banned.

Therefore, has a law been broken by allowing smoking in the workplace?

Cumulus.
(Bored out of his tree!).


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User currently offlineRussianJet From Kyrgyzstan, joined Jul 2007, 7626 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1939 times:
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Quoting Cumulus (Thread starter):
Cumulus.
(Bored out of his tree!).

 Big grin
Having seen people smoking in many programs, particularly in Coronation Street and EastEnders, I assume there is some kind of provision to allow for this. I have to be honest though, I have no idea on what basis such a provision is made or how.



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User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 24638 posts, RR: 86
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1923 times:
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Quoting Cumulus (Thread starter):
Therefore, has a law been broken by allowing smoking in the workplace?

Not usually.

Production companies are usually excused - or can get an exemption - in cases where smoking is considered essential to the character or the plot. The "artistic expression."

It has happened that in some live (theatre) plays a notice has been put up outside saying that smoking will occur onstage during the play.

In tv/films, I suppose it is possible that a rabid non-smoker could create a fuss if they were required to be there, in the scene or working on it, but I don't know that it has happened yet.

If it did, it would depend on how strongly the production company felt about the smoking scene. They could fight it, they could excuse the complainer from work (and/or find a substitute), or, worst case, they could change the script.

In that case, of course, the production company could then claim that their right to free artistic expression had been violated.  Smile

mariner



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