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Are You Looking Forward to the Smoking Ban, or Dreading it?

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Message 1 - posted by Jonathan Vernon-Smith, Aug 24, 2006

An organisation representing Scottish pubs and hotels has claimed the smoking ban has driven away regular drinkers.

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association surveyed 365 members and said sales of alcohol appeared to have fallen by more than 10% since the ban was introduced.

Paul Waterson, the chief executive of the SLTA, said the effects of the ban were "bad enough" at the moment and there would be "worse to come".
The smoking ban will happen in England as of Summer next year.

So what are your thoughts? Are you looking forward to the smoking ban, or are you dreading it?

Do you smoke? How do you feel? Do you feel you’re being persecuted for doing something that is totally legal?

Do you think that pubs will be better places when they are totally smoke free?

Will you be more likely to go out for a drink in a pub when you know you’ll come back smelling as sweet as you did before you went in?

Do you find that smoking in pubs ruins your enjoyment of them?

Or do you think that pubs are supposed to be smoky places?

Do you think that a ban on smoking in pubs, restaurants and clubs will actually stop people going into them?

Will it affect business in a negative way?

Do you think that this smoking ban will cause more passive smoking for children as their parents stay at home and smoke instead of going to the pub?

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Message 2 - posted by blutone2, Aug 24, 2006

im not looking forward to it,i think it is an affront to our freedom,just another nail in the coffin of this country,which is fast going to the dogs,because of these politically correct idiots who seem determined to restrict our freedom to relax and enjoy ourselves.
look its not the fact i cant smoke,its the fact that i have no choice in the matter,just bugger off outside,an leave the pub empty,for the pc brigade,whats wrong with the pubs as they are?,smoking areas and non smoking areas,they are working fine now,my local is a large community pub,which is split 50/50,an it works,even though the smoking side is twice as busy as the non smoking side.
it isnt illegal,its our choice,if u dont like smoke then dont go to a smoking pub SIMPLE,there should be a choice,at least if we know its non smoking then we wont go there,no problem.
in my eyes it wont work,because the pubs will get round it just like they have done in ireland,what are you gonna ban next...alcohol????
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Message 3 - posted by Jade_the_Cat, Aug 24, 2006

Hear Hear

If these health fascists were so concerned, why not start their own pubs up, and set them up in a members club format, eg if you dont smoke, you are welcolm and if you do, you are barred .
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Message 4 - posted by U4409815, Aug 24, 2006

Its time that smoking was ban outright, its disgusting and people do not have the right to harm others, including their children or visitors to their homes.

If the government had any sense iit would ban smoking and drinking and make cannabis and ectasy legal, just think how nice all those town centres would be on a Friday and Saturady night, everyone loved up and chilled.

The smoking ban in pubs has worked in Ireland, where it is supported by the vast majority of the population. the pubs now have to be very clean because there is no longer the fag bong to mask the stench of rotting food and beer on the floor, etc. The main problem is that you can smell all mens farts and sweat of the men.
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Message 5 - posted by U4623931, Aug 24, 2006

when is the ban in effect? soon you will only be able to smoke under a blancket in you own home
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Message 6 - posted by Ben, Aug 28, 2006

How about we stop being petty, such as things like smoking suring theatre shows and focus on such important places as people smoking in kids playgrounds?! If they want to smoke then fair enuff but do NOT force it upon our children in a place where they should be free to enjoy the fresh air and run around. Parents who smoke around their children have a complete disregard for their children and should be fined, have your filthy habit but let the children make their own choice as to whether they chose lung cancer or not!
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Message 7 - posted by spike, Aug 28, 2006

I agree that parents who smoke around their children have no regard for their future health. I don't, however, have a problem otherwise with anyone smoking outside. Tobacco smoke seems to me to have a different, even bearable, smell in the fresh air and I can tolerate that. Indoors or confined spaces are a different matter.
I've always considered the most offensive was the smell of tobacco smoke in the chip shop. Disgusting.
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Message 8 - posted by lancsdb, Aug 29, 2006

I wish it had come in this summer instead of having to wait until next year - the sooner that killer drug is banned the better.
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Message 9 - posted by Grumpysuperdj, Jan 9, 2007

It's time for a complete smoking ban in pubs and other places!!
All this winging on by smokers about a ban infringing their rights to smoke - what about the rights of others to not have their own health affected by the actions of smokers.
The damage to health caused by passive smoking is well known now. And I would go so far as to say that parents who continue to smoke while their children are present at the time should be prosecuted by the law for assault.
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Message 10 - posted by 800lbGorilla, Jan 9, 2007

The damage to health caused by passive smoking is well known now.

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Is it now? First I'd heard of this. I have heard the pack of lies put out by the Government and the PC Health Fascists to force the anti-smoking bill through the Commons but that is actually worthless.

<quoye> And I would go so far as to say that parents who continue to smoke while their children are present at the time should be prosecuted by the law for assault.

People who thought like this used to run the Soviet Union and look where they ended up!
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Message 11 - posted by Devon_Dumpling, Jan 9, 2007

800lbGorilla, Roy Castle died from lung cancer caused by passive smoking. I'm surprised you didn't know - it was reported in the FT.
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Message 12 - posted by Rob, Jan 9, 2007

We all saw the report.........but where's the proof that it was caused by passive smoking?

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Message 13 - posted by happyfrisk, Jan 10, 2007

why not return to the old method where there was smoke rooms then everyone has a choice , im glad it will give more places i can visit wthout taking my oxygen bottle with me
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Message 14 - posted by Guy_on_a_bike, Jan 10, 2007

when is the ban in effect? soon you will only be able to smoke under a blancket in you own home

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Not far wrong by the looks of it.

uk.news.yahoo.com/10...
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Message 15 - posted by *RebelBadger*, Jan 10, 2007

Roy Castle played the trumpet in smokey clubs? (think I heard this somewhere)so he probably did develop cancer from passive smoking. All that deep inhalation...

I'm looking forward to the smoking ban. I'm a smoker and have been for 8 years but I started wearing nicorette patches at the weekend and they seem to be working so far. The ban has given me the motivation to quit finally.
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Message 16 - posted by Hudsonshawk, Jan 10, 2007

My partner and I are looking forward to the ban, bring it on sooner I say. All the smokers ask about their human rights but what about the non-smokers, why should we have to put up with all the smoke. If I wanted to smell like an ashtray I would smoke myself.
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Message 17 - posted by Scouse_Monkey, Jan 11, 2007

Your could always bathe in some cigarette ash, i bet thats a good way to smell like an ashtray too!
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Message 18 - posted by usamakin, Jan 31, 2007

well i live in the usa , and the smoking ban is bad here. and the bars do lose money!!!!!
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Message 19 - posted by U6532874, Jan 31, 2007

Most people are looking forward to it and the rest will adjust to it within weeks.We've been to Ireland Scotland and Manhattan within the last year and everywhere was busy and very pleasant.

Nothing to dread about the ban.
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Message 20 - posted by robbiethelyddite, Feb 2, 2007

the smoking ban is long overdue and at last the human rights of the majority are respected and I can go not return smelling like an ashtray.

As for 'smokers rights', I guess no one regrets the passing of the days when people went to the loo in the street.

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