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>Smoke, smoke, smoke that cigarette – #243

>“Now, I don’t want to get on a rant here” Dennis Miller would say.

Smoking restrictions are gradually creeping across the land.

The politicians could ignore the trend for much longer…..

Give that Germany has a federal structure, stuff like this gets done regionally.

So some states have a smoking restriction in place in August, Hessen (neighbouring state) from October, Rheinland-Pfalz (i.e. Mainz) February 2008….

Wrote to Kurt Beck, the premier, asking him which good reason he had for exposing bar staff and sundry guests to a health hazard for a second longer than necessary, but I’ve yet to receive a reply.

You can still smoke in the open, though, if you’re that way inclined….

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8 thoughts on “>Smoke, smoke, smoke that cigarette – #243

  1. >Why do we punish legal thing? Seems odd to me. Strangely, automobile exhaust is also uhealthy. Some even think automobile exhaust causes global warming, a possible catastrophe. Shall we then ban the automobile?

  2. >I was staying in Germany last weekend with friends who live about half an hour from Frankfurt. We went out to dinner at an Italian restaurant and my friends thought the smoking ban wasn’t in place in this area. However, we saw no ash trays and when we left, the staff were outside smoking their ciggies in the cold! I saw special smoking areas in Frankfurt airport where the air is immediately sucked into some sort of filtering system. You can only smoke in these place. You’d know all this anyway.

  3. >No smoking in restaurants and pubs but OK outside. That’s a clever shot.

  4. >Smoking restriction was postponed here until after Fastnacht, thats why .

  5. >Was in Duesseldorf last weekend and there didn’t seem to be any shortage of smokers, so I wonder if NRW has moved yet. When you’re an american non-smoker and used to all of the U.S. legislation despite our beloved “freedoms,” the smoking culture here can be quite a shock.

  6. >You can still smoke anywhere pretty much here in Poland…but now that we are in the EU…it’s changing! Greetings from TORUŃ DAILY PHOTO here in Poland. Do pop in today as we have a special competition…about a donkey!!! There is a prize at stake!

  7. >You can still smoke anywhere pretty much here in Poland…but now that we are in the EU…it’s changing! Greetings from TORUŃ DAILY PHOTO here in Poland. Do pop in today as we have a special competition…about a donkey!!! There is a prize at stake!

  8. >Egalitarian that I am, I have mixed feelings about regulations that control individual behavior. Yes, I know–secondhand smoke is dangerous. If it’s benign and doesn’t involve anything dangerous to anyone else, let the fools do what they want. This should open a few cans of worms! Personally I don’t like being around smokers anymore because it, at the very least, it is unpleasant and smelly. I know these comments seem contradictory, but that’s life, too. Have a good week, John.

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