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Will the Smoking Ban Make England a Better Place to Be?

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Message 21 - posted by Tettie-Hat, May 15, 2007

I am fully aware of the reasons behind it. Health and safety measure for all ...

.. unless you happen to work in a:
Hotel
Care home
Hospice
Prison
Offshore installations
Specialist tobacconist shop
Behind the bar in the House Of Commons

.. then, quite bizaarly, the health and safety of staff do not seem to be of concern! Wierd!

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Message 22 - posted by pompomwhiting, May 15, 2007

Let's hope that when all the pubs close (except the one that Jim Hawkins may start frequenting now that there is a smoking ban) Churches will become more populated and the friendly neighbourhood Bobbies can sit in the pews and police the smoking ban while the congregation sing hymns like "Onward Christian Soldiers" and "Fight the good fight with all thy might".
Seriously does anyone know the lyrics to "Where did you get that hat...."
Pom la la laing.
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Message 23 - posted by Tettie-Hat, May 15, 2007

Pom! You do make me ... <laugh>

Have you ever seen anyone smoking in a Church? Or a shop for that matter? I haven't. Not that I can recall anyway!

I think it must be 20 odd years since I last sat in a smokey cinema, or theatre. Restaurants, pubs and a minority of work places are the only places I can think that smoking has remained permissable for the past years.
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Message 24 - posted by pompomwhiting, May 15, 2007

With you all the way Tet. We Brits do not need such laws to make us sociable.
Pom non smoker with many good friends who do.<hug> for making me feel good.
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Message 25 - posted by MKDave1, May 15, 2007

I welcome the ban for one very simple reason.The biggest market place for duty free illegally smuggled cigarettes is the pub.Now anyone on licensed property carrying large quantities of duty free's can only be guilty of one thing.Perhaps a side effect of this ban will be to help the small trader unable to compete with these criminal smugglers.
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Message 26 - posted by pompomwhiting, May 15, 2007

Help the small trader sell duty free illegally smuggled cigarettes? Let's all meet at the Spa.
Pom hasn't got a passport. Can't afford to go abroad.
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Message 27 - posted by Tettie-Hat, May 15, 2007

I welcome the ban for one very simple reason.The biggest market place for duty free illegally smuggled cigarettes is the pub.Now anyone on licensed property carrying large quantities of duty free's can only be guilty of one thing.Perhaps a side effect of this ban will be to help the small trader unable to compete with these criminal smugglers.

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Eh?

This illegal trade has not been stopped so far, so how will that change anything? It will not be illegal to carry cigarettes on your person, nor will it be illegal to smoke outside. It will simply be illegal to light up inside a public building.

Besides, more duty free's are illegally sold on at car boot's than under a pub table ... according to 800lbGorilla <erm>!

The only way to reduce the illegal sale of duty free is to put restrictions back on the amount a person can bring back into this country!

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Message 28 - posted by Tettie-Hat, May 15, 2007

<hug> for making me feel good.

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<hug>
I do me best, Pom! I do me best <smiley>
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