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Question For All French Smokers?

Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:58 am

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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RE: Question For All French Smokers?

Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:03 am

Envious!  gnasher 
 
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RE: Question For All French Smokers?

Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:09 am

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.

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RE: Question For All French Smokers?

Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:20 am

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*

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RE: Question For All French Smokers?

Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:40 am

As the Beatles sang :

I'm so glaaaad !!!

Cheers,

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RE: Question For All French Smokers?

Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:09 am

So you can chain smoke your Gitanes and Gauloises, all the better for us non-smokers. Big grin
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RE: Question For All French Smokers?

Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:01 am

What is the definition of "public places"?

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RE: Question For All French Smokers?

Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:00 am

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

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RE: Question For All French Smokers?

Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:38 am

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.

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RE: Question For All French Smokers?

Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:26 am

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.
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RE: Question For All French Smokers?

Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:50 am

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.)
 
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RE: Question For All French Smokers?

Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:19 pm

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.
 
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RE: Question For All French Smokers?

Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:46 pm

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!
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RE: Question For All French Smokers?

Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:04 pm

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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RE: Question For All French Smokers?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:46 am

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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