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Who's off for a last smoking night in the pub?

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Message 1 - posted by U2426416 - alt id 6, Jun 30, 2007

At lunchtime a few regulars in the Dolphin were morosely dragging on their fags. It will be happier tomorrow.
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Message 2 - posted by U3220267, Jun 30, 2007

I bet the lanlord won't be.
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Message 3 - posted by U2426416 - alt id 6, Jun 30, 2007

We know that everywhere there has been a ban there has been a short period of loss of regulars but soon the trade increases and exceeds pre-ban numbers.
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Message 4 - posted by U3220267, Jun 30, 2007

Do we?
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Message 5 - posted by U2426416 - alt id 6, Jun 30, 2007

We do and you will watch it happen over the next few months.
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Message 6 - posted by U3220267, Jun 30, 2007

Doubt it!
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Message 7 - posted by patsy, Jun 30, 2007

rob-whatever,

The original 'Doubting Thomas' <biggrin>

Being as smokers are in the minority..........

Doubt it!

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Message 8 - posted by U3508276 - alt id 4, Jun 30, 2007

We're off for a good half-gallon to witness the passing of an era. Has to be a good change.
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Message 9 - posted by U3775715 - alt id 1, Jun 30, 2007

We had hoped that it would be dry enough tommorrow for us to join our smoking mates in the pub garden.If it's steady rain it will turn them into martyrs.
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Message 10 - posted by U3220267, Jun 30, 2007

Half a gallon?......are you sure you can manage that?

You only come one here when you'v had a pint normally!
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Message 11 - posted by PlainAshington, Jun 30, 2007

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Message 12 - posted by patsy, Jun 30, 2007

And almost a year on?

posted by SunnyAshington

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Message 13 - posted by Alexander Rednaxela, Jun 30, 2007

The Beeb done good comparison about this, apparently the Gov want people to be healthier as its costing the NHS 1.7 billion to treat smoking related illness. Smokers pay 8 Billion in taxes. So where is this other money going ?
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Message 14 - posted by U7209542 - alt id 7 (all banned), Jun 30, 2007

Did you hear the Radio 4 feature earlier this week from which it was clear that pubs have revived there are no undersales and the boozers are busier for longer with more drinkers than in an age?
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Message 15 - posted by U3775715 - alt id 1, Jul 1, 2007

Sitting in the corner of the bar with crusty bread soup and a pint of finest foaming frothing ale and free access to the pubs free BT wi fi hotspot I am enjoying my first smoke free pub lunch. And the bars here are as if not more busy than usual.
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Message 16 - posted by U6196471 - alt id 5, Jul 1, 2007

Pity we can't attach webcam stills to these posts.
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Message 17 - posted by U5209345, Jul 1, 2007

So cirrohsis will be the next target for Govt intervention then? I hardly think you should be bragging that people are throwing more alcohol down their throats as a good thing
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Message 18 - posted by Bazza, Jul 1, 2007

Alex a good question.



The Beeb done good comparison about this, apparently the Gov want people to be healthier as its costing the NHS 1.7 billion to treat smoking related illness. Smokers pay 8 Billion in taxes. So where is this other money going ?

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Message 19 - posted by U6196471 - alt id 5, Jul 1, 2007

More people in pubs doesn't necessarily mean higher drinking levels for individuals but I agree the government must now move to look at how it can curb excessive and in particular liver harming alcohol abuse.
So cirrohsis will be the next target for Govt intervention then? I hardly think you should be bragging that people are throwing more alcohol down their throats as a good thing

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Message 20 - posted by Bazza, Jul 1, 2007

There is a strong anti in the community, as to cigarette smoking.

Yet what comment is there, into how the tax income vacuum of billions of pounds, will be filled.

As has been mentioned, the cost to the health industry is substanial, though its only a miniscule of the smoking tax sales.

Where is this substantial tax extra going?





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