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643. Smoking ban imminent... and not a moment too soon.

25 March 2006

Hip! hip! hooray! Winter ends officially this very night. The clocks go forward one hour, which means that we gain an extra hour of light at night. That's not the best bit, though (hey, we pay by losing an hour's sleep). No, the best bit is that tomorrow, Scotland joins the ranks of the civilised nations that have implemented a smoking ban in all enclosed public spaces and workplaces. No more smoking in pubs, clubs, restaurants, cafes, bus stops, etc... smoking is even banned in beer gardens! No equivocation up here in the enlightened part of the United Kingdom. No pussyfooting about like the lawmakers down south in London who got themselves into all sorts of contortions trying to include exceptions to the ban - like allowing smoking in pubs that don't sell food, or in beer gardens... Now our smokers will have to go to England if they want to light up in an enclosed public space, while our pubs and restaurants are now open to those of us who don't want to have to breath in the carcinogenic pollution. And yes, I used to be a smoker - but then I saw sense.

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Tommy Junger26-Mar-2006 21:38
Very cute!
Jose Paulo Andrade26-Mar-2006 13:15
And he is depressed with the smoking ban news :-(
Jose Paulo Andrade26-Mar-2006 13:14
I know this guy!! :-)
Karen Stuebing26-Mar-2006 12:20
That's a photo of me. Sad. :) I'm a smoker. Once a PITB non smoker. We just got an indoor smoking ban. Most bar owners are ignoring it and saying they'll just pay the fine. Nice photo.
Yvonne26-Mar-2006 10:35
Great news!
Pepe Zyman26-Mar-2006 02:45
Excellent news!
Marcia Colelli26-Mar-2006 01:55
that is great news, I wish all the states here would adopt that stance but we still have so many states that will not do anything and some that only do it by county or twon. Long way to go here.
Stu26-Mar-2006 00:15
My wife even says that the smell of smoke annoys me more than it does her. She has never smoked (and had to put up with me before I gave up).
Johnny JAG26-Mar-2006 00:02
Ex smokers are the most fervent supporters of such bans, I've never smoked and it doesn't bother me, though it can't be a bad idea. Like the tones in your shot.
Zak25-Mar-2006 23:36
I cant wait for the smoking ban too :D