Public smoking BANNED from 2007! :D

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Public smoking BANNED from 2007! :D

Postby parnassus » Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:36 am

According to today's news, the Government proposal to ban smoking in public places has been taken through the Commons with an overwhelming majority. It is going to be banned on the street and in all pubs and clubs! This is fabulous news - the odds of experiencing sensory overload in the town square on Saturday have just plummeted. No more smoke-induced panic attacks for me!

Ah, thank you, Government.
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Postby pinkparrot » Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:39 am

Sounds great - goodbye asthma!
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Postby Radioactive_hairgel » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:06 am

Im guessing that means you'll be aressted or somthing if you are caught smoking in a public area once the law is in action?
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Postby Danni » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:07 am

You're still allowed to smoke outside, but not inside in a public place.

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Postby madame_tigre » Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:37 pm

Hooray and good riddance!
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Postby rachel » Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:42 pm

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Postby fuzzy » Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:52 pm

Thank god; i could hardly go into a bar in busy persods coz of smoke (im asthmatic; my glasses steam up and i smell like a chimney afterwards). Wahay Government! :D
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Postby kitty_cute » Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:49 pm

Yay! I hate smoking, it claims so many lives.
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Postby Phil » Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:53 pm

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Postby towildhoney » Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:59 pm

I have mixed feelings about thhis in general I'm in favour ogf the ban but smoking is not illegal and I think its all a bit Nanny state I wish market forces would work to have smoking and non smoking bars.
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Postby eDan » Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:41 pm

On a number of issues I'm warey of the nanny state, however this isn't one of them. There are some areas where left to market forces we'd end up with lowest common denominator, where the easiest option but not the best option is chosen, and I feel that the issue of smoking in public places and especially pubs is one of those.
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Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:55 pm

I don't think that smoking and non-smoking bars would be fair on the bar staff, whose health is damaged by the smoke.
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Re: Public smoking BANNED from 2007! :D

Postby david456 » Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:11 am

parnassus wrote:sal It is going to be banned on the street and in all pubs and clubs!

You can still smoke in the street, but any clubs, members clubs or pubs work places or public buildings you will be unable to smoke in from the summer of 2007. Basically any space defined as enclosed.

Places you can smoke- Prisons, your home, residential homes, immigration centres or military barracks. Warships will only allow smoking on the upper deck.
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Postby Hermionefan5 » Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:35 am

They are trying to ban smoking in restaurants in the city of Chicago. I hope it happens. I hate sitting by someone who smokes when I am eating! :x
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Postby eDan » Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:05 pm

David - so stay good, don't enlist and don't go gaa-gaa if you want to stay free of smoke!

Does anyone know when it comes into force?
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