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Message 41 - posted by wabbit, Jun 4, 2007

<doh> Another one!

www.manchesterevenin...

This guy opened up a shisha bar just SIX weeks ago fully aware of the impending ban, now he expects his business to be exempt from the restrictions.
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Message 42 - posted by Not_such_an_avid_reader, Jun 21, 2007

The downside of packing up smoking.
Miss Ernest The First is taking part in the Phoenix non-smoking scheme with the local Sainsburys pharmacy.
Miss Ernest The First asked the Pharmicist a question.
The pharmacist answered by saying to Miss Ernest The First "Not unless you are over 50 years of age. Are you?" Miss Ernest The First is only THIRTY SEVEN!!
Today the pharmacist made up for it. She said to Miss Ernest The First "Should you feel stressed, have a bar of chocolate. With a figure like yours you can easily afford to".
Keep smiling (Nearly wrote keep smoking! - No, don't do that, please.)
Yours, one of those clever folks who packed up 35 years ago, and should be knighted for it.
Sir (Future) Ernest003
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Message 43 - posted by wabbit, Jun 21, 2007

Scuse me 'Sir' :-) but what are your views on shisha cafes being possibly excluded from the smoking 'ban'?
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Message 44 - posted by U2379384 - alt id 3, Jun 21, 2007

It has to be rigorously enforced from the first moment or it will never be taken seriously.
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Message 45 - posted by wabbit, Jul 24, 2007

I dont see why they need to employ special enforcement personel to police the ban, there will be plenty of law-abiding people like myself who will report any landord flouting the ban! ;)

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It's a safe bet that there aren't many 'law-abiding people' who would take the risk of getting involved now:

www.dailymail.co.uk/...

Patsy? <whistle>

OK, not quite the scenario which would normally occur, but it'll almost certainly make people think twice.

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Message 46 - posted by GrumpyOldGit, Jul 24, 2007

Sounds like the police will have those smokers "over a barrel".

That's not meant to sound glib, by the way ...

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Message 47 - posted by Tettie-Hat, Jul 25, 2007

It's a safe bet that there aren't many 'law-abiding people' who would take the risk of getting involved now:

www.dailymail.co.uk/...


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I saw that on the news last night. Awful! I hope the chap makes a full recovery.
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Message 48 - posted by patsy, Jul 25, 2007

wandywabbit,

So smokers now think they can intimidate us too?

Or can we just assume that smokers are agressive as well as selfish??


Patsy?

OK, not quite the scenario which would normally occur, but it'll almost certainly make people think twice.

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Message 49 - posted by Tettie-Hat, Jul 25, 2007

Patsy

You may be 'brave' or stupid enough to risk being physically, mentally or verbally abused when asking someone who has lit up inside a public building to stub out, but I'm sure as hell not!

tet - a coward, who would rather leave the premises than risk getting seriously injured or killed.

My life is worth more to me than breathing in a bit of cigarette smoke for a couple of seconds, until I'm able to move away from the law-breaking smoker.

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Message 50 - posted by pompomwhiting, Jul 25, 2007

Patsy. You are going to be so busy testing drivers, accosting illegal smokers and getting rid of the super bugs.
Phew! Pom glad to rectify that spelling mistake!
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Message 51 - posted by coolnotcumbrian, Jul 26, 2007

One consolation - us newly criminalised lot (smokers) do not have to ngive our correct names/addresses to the contemptible smoke gestapo (unless they are accompanied by a real police officer). So, if caught committing the heinous offence, remain polite, tell em your name is M.Mouse and scarper, easy.

Another point - if fag-free pubs were as popular as the whingers would have us believe then the ban would not have to be mandatory. Landlords would simply have recognised that "fact", declared their pubs smoke-free and sat back to await the smug hordes. Discuss.

Lastly and as to nazis - this shockingly bad law merely enshrines in legislation the prejudices, wrong assumptions and sheer hatred of a minority by the majority. Ring any bells?!
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Message 52 - posted by Not_such_an_avid_reader, Jul 26, 2007

coolnotcumbrian, your message came as a breath of fresh air. Mind you, I am in a smoke-free room!
Keep smiling
Ernest003
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Message 53 - posted by coolnotcumbrian, Jul 26, 2007

Ta. Avid.

It was once said by somebody much wiser than the average smoke-fascist that "the strictest laws cause the most injustice"

Maybe one of the non-smokers could give an answer to this : it seems you were convinced that you stood a fair chance of catching dreadful diseases if you spent time in a smoky atmosphere, you called it passive smoking and "knew" you could fall ill. If you were so convinced then why on earth did you risk your health for the sake of a few snifters? Seems a rum situation to me.
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Message 54 - posted by wabbit, Jul 26, 2007

Saddly the 'boxer' has lost his fight for life:

uk.reuters.com/artic...

I think it's just a matter of time now, before we read that a Non-smoker injures/kills someone in similar circumstances. :-(
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Message 55 - posted by patsy, Jul 26, 2007

coolnotcumbrian,

Many of us didn't risk our health, <erm> but we now can enjoy a few 'snifters' as you call them without fear of damaging our health.


Maybe one of the non-smokers could give an answer to this : it seems you were convinced that you stood a fair chance of catching dreadful diseases if you spent time in a smoky atmosphere, you called it passive smoking and "knew" you could fall ill. If you were so convinced then why on earth did you risk your health for the sake of a few snifters?

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