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Smoke nazis come for Floriade

By johnboy - 23 September 2011 37

Chief Minister Gallagher has announced progress in her long way against smokers wherever they might hide:

“As part of Floriade’s move to become a smoke-free event, signs have been installed in areas frequented by children, such as Kids Corner and Carnival Corner, requesting that patrons not smoke in this area.

“Smoking is also not permitted in enclosed spaces and at outdoor eating and drinking areas in the ACT. This applies to the marquees and dining areas throughout Floriade including Cafe Valenti and the Butterfly Lounge,” she added.

“This is a great initiative and it is even more encouraging to know that Floriade organisers are working towards making the entire event site smoke-free in the future.

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Smoke nazis come for Floriade
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nanzan 4:07 pm
23 Sep 11
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About time too.

Let’s hope this initiative extends to the staff operating the Ferris Wheel this year…in past years (such as last year) they puffed away on ciggies as they helped people in and out of the gondolas…bless them.

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anonymoose 4:11 pm
23 Sep 11
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Fantastic news! People who smoke are too stupid to understand their actions so we must take every opportunity to alienate them until they conform.

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gospeedygo 4:12 pm
23 Sep 11
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I know I might be pounced on immediately here but….good. Nothing like fresh air.

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winter 4:45 pm
23 Sep 11
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Hurry for Chief Minister Gallagher, can’t wait till all public places are smoke free!

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Coda 5:00 pm
23 Sep 11
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I dont see the problem. Asking people to not smoke in the “Kids Corner” seems reasonable.

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MissChief 5:43 pm
23 Sep 11
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As I look out my window at the lingering blue haze from last week’s fire in Mitchell, I can’t help but laugh at how ironic this is.

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gooterz 7:05 pm
23 Sep 11
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MissChief said :

As I look out my window at the lingering blue haze from last week’s fire in Mitchell, I can’t help but laugh at how ironic this is.

Most cigs just smoulder. The Mitchel fire would have been like an incinerator, pretty much splitting everything to the base components.

Plus Mitchel only really effected the north side, us who live down south still have our health to protect!

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Watson 7:14 pm
23 Sep 11
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anonymoose said :

Fantastic news! People who smoke are too stupid to understand their actions so we must take every opportunity to alienate them until they conform.

lol!

I assumed it was already a smoke-free event.

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Henry82 8:04 pm
23 Sep 11
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Watson said :

I assumed it was already a smoke-free event.

me too.

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thatsnotme 8:22 pm
23 Sep 11
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Kids Corner and Carnival Corner go smoke free, and we’re talking about the smoke nazis? Please…

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Ryan 9:21 pm
23 Sep 11
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thatsnotme said :

Kids Corner and Carnival Corner go smoke free, and we’re talking about the smoke nazis? Please…

+1

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Jethro 10:50 pm
23 Sep 11
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nanzan said :

About time too.

Let’s hope this initiative extends to the staff operating the Ferris Wheel this year…in past years (such as last year) they puffed away on ciggies as they helped people in and out of the gondolas…bless them.

Taking away a carny’s right to smoke would cause nothing but mayhem.

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Stevian 8:20 am
24 Sep 11
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No smoke for you!

Well, somebody had to say it

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cross 9:33 am
24 Sep 11
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anonymoose said :

Fantastic news! People who smoke are too stupid to understand their actions so we must take every opportunity to alienate them until they conform.

You WILL be assimilated resistance is futile.

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I-filed 10:07 am
24 Sep 11
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Katie had her whining tone on this morning on radio – she wants all of Floriade to be smoke-free at all times. There’s a risk of an element of classism here folks – in general, it’s middle-class people who don’t smoke. The underclass and the bohemians smoke. I don’t smoke, but I don’t mind people smoking near me if it’s out of doors and I’m not eating.

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