Monday, 2 July 2007

Smoking ban: the best whinge yet


As of yesterday, smoking in all public buildings is now illegal in England. Smokers have been whinging about this ban for months, but this evening I saw the best whinge yet in the Evening Standard - a smoker was quoted as complaining that he shouldn't be made to go outside to smoke, as this exposes him to traffic fumes.

5 comments:

Leticia said...

It's about time, when I used to go to the pub in London, you couln't see accross the room for the cloud of smoke! We've had the ban in place in New York for a long time now.

newhousenewjob said...

I've been looking forward to it. The trouble is, pubs are so concerned about keeping the smokers as customers that I think pleasant, peaceful pub gardens are likely to become a thing of the past as they get filled up with outdoor plasma screens, blaring music and 'smoking shelters'.

I hope I'm wrong.

diana said...

I hate to sound like an anti-smoking nazi, but since I quit smoking many years I cannot bear the smell, the smoke...even if it wasn't bad for health I still couldn't tolerate it!

newhousenewjob said...

I'm afraid I don't care if I sound like an anti-smoking nazi - why should someone else have the power to make me have to choose between filling my lungs with filth and making my clothes and hair smell disgusting or staying at home and avoiding social occasions? I've just got home from my first visit to a pub and a restaurant following the ban, and it was bliss. And now I'm home, I won't be disturbed by the awful smell that you inevitably bring home with you when you've spent the evening with smokers.

diana said...

That's so true, long hair and hairpray equals my hair reeks/ Yes, I hate it! for all reasons!