in reply to Re^2: Do you smoke tobacco?
in thread Do you smoke tobacco?

Ireland where I live is the first coutry to have a smoking ban.
ie. No smoking in an enclosed work place.
This includes shop, pubs, restaurants, offices, all public transportion (even taxis).
There are exceptions - long term residental homes, prisons etc.
Norway has since taken it up

There is approx 98% compliance with the ban
It works because it not up to individuals to enforce the ban
Those (ie pubs) who continually flaut the law are subject to large fines and possible prison sentances.
Already there is a drop in tobacco smoking and alot of Irish have given up.

There is a major difference in going out without having to smell like an ashtray coming home.
And alot of pubs etc have smoking shelters or beer gardens to accomodate the hard liners.

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Re^4: Do you smoke tobacco?
by jepri (Parson) on Sep 17, 2004 at 13:03 UTC
    Australia has a similar ban. I've been very thankful for it, except when all pubs go smoke free. When I go Drinking, I want the full experience of getting sloshed in a seedy, smokey dive.

    Pubs in Australia have a choice of smoking/smokefree. I do feel sorry for the poor smokers, harried from their favourite sunless den of iniquity by crusaders who don't seem to realise the irony of preventing smoking in pubs for the patrons health

    OTOH I also believe the patrons should be allowed to whip out their bongs in a pub, so I guess I'd count as being a little out there.

    I love the smoke free restaurants though. Definately a improvement in quality of life.

    I didn't believe in evil until I dated it.