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93 pub smoking days left in the U.K.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Stephen7372, 29 Mar 2007.

  1. Stephen7372


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    Last edited: 28 May 2007
  2. AJUK

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    Can't wait to enjoy my pint without getting fumigated with foul smelling carcinogenic smoke. Woohoo, for the ban. \O/ :D
  3. ElRazur


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    Location: I am everywhere...

    At last..... :)
  4. platypus


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    93 days too long, but good to know its finally happening.
  5. Kreeeee

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    About bloody time!
  6. clade


    Joined: 26 Nov 2003

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    Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

    not really looking forward to it as a smoker but it is a good thing,im giving up once they ban it in pubs MABEY! going to get hypnotised!


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    Yay, no more coming home smelling like an ashtray!

    Purely on a personal level I'm glad to see the ban but I have to say I have become used to smoking in bars/clubs/pubs etc and I do think some "exceptions" should have been made for these areas.

    Having had a family member die (Grandfather) from smoking related disease "emphysema" I do think this is a good thing.

  8. calnen


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  9. Will_3rd


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    The ban comes in Wales on the 2nd April wohoo! :D
  10. Mr_White


    Joined: 14 Oct 2006

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    Location: Cambridge

    I can't wait to be able to actually go in pubs enjoy and enjoy a nice meal out.

    I got sick of every pub being full of smoke so I haven't really been to one for years, or eaten in one, which is a shame since pub dinners are nice.

    Roll on july.
  11. Windle


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    Wrong actually, not in the UK. Just England etc. We've been smoke free for a year now. Get with the times you sassenachs!

    It's great btw, apart from having to walk through a cloud of smoke to enter buildings and seeing ciggy butts lying everwhere.
  12. Will_3rd


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    legend :cool:
  13. JudgeC


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    That is because our almost exclusively scottish government insists on treating the English like 2nd class citizens.

    And to keep on topic - I am not a fervent anti-smoker, but I am certainly glad to get this law in place. Even if it has taken so long.
    Last edited: 29 Mar 2007
  14. Duke

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    Can't come soon enough.
  15. Will_3rd


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    what? there's like two :o
  16. jas72


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    But you see it's not possible for them to put them in their pocket/packet until they get to a bin.

    Start asking smokers why they litter the streets and where do they think the butts end up? I do this and they get pretty ratty which is great as they probably took a fag to calm their nerves and now they need another one after my questions :p
  17. Lysander


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    Errr that counter is wrong - the ban comes into effect at 6am on the 1st July, not 1am.


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    Remember if it wasn't for the money from the sassenachs South of the border you'd all be ****** ;)

  19. Ukadder

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    Pubs could take the sensible option and install a wall mounted ash tray outside where people smoke thus reminding people to 1) not litter and 2) not to go inside smokeing.
  20. SGCWill


    Joined: 28 Sep 2006

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    Location: Ballyclare, N.Ireland

    I could say the exact opposite - the only 2 people in my family to have died form cancer where the only people who stopped smoking.

    Both at 47 years old. Everyone except my brother and dad smoke in our family, but we don't smoke inside the house or at restauraunts or pubs. I believe it is called 'self restraint'.

    My granny's 87 years old and has been smoking since she was 16, at least 20 a day - her sister was the same and the doctor told her to quit. She died 1 week later from a heart attack.

    I wouldn't mind a ban personally, but a lot of people seem to think it's going to help poor behaviour, but I would say it's the opposite, all these drunks smoking, and someone brushes past them and gets their good jacket burnt and next thing it's a free for all.

    But good for non smoker bar staff anyway.