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Life to be more difficult for smokers.

By Deadmandrinking - 15 February 2008 146

Just when you thought they were done making an honest smoker’s pub-going experience more difficult, the ACT government has decided they want to tighten restrictions on smoking at licensed venues.

“The ACT Government’s proposal for tighter restrictions on smoking at licensed venues has divided Canberra’s hospitality industry.

Licensed Clubs support the idea of smokers only being allowed to smoke in outside areas not serviced by staff. ”

The AHA is fuming, of course.

“Steven Fanner from the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) believes patrons will not be so accepting.

He says the current indoor ban goes far enough to protect people from passive smoking.

“Further restrictions would see more smokers move out onto the streets and onto the footpaths away from the venue which would increase noise congestion and butt litter,” he said.”

Basically, I think the whole thing is stupid. People go to pubs to do unhealthy things anyway – why should they worry about passive smoke? Don’t spend your bloody life in a pub and you won’t get cancer from passive smoke.

Link: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/02/14/2163020.htm

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sepi 3:34 pm 21 Feb 08

why not just split the outdoor areas into somoking and non-smoking, then if you get there early you can sit furthest away, and noone will come and smoke right next to you. And if you get the table closest to the smoking section you know what to expect when yous it down.

Smokers are still people!

neanderthalsis 2:35 pm 21 Feb 08

I’m not, I’m immortal…

(someone had to say it)

Deadmandrinking 1:52 pm 21 Feb 08

You are all going to die.

Why not have a fresh cigarette while you wait?

Mælinar 1:31 pm 21 Feb 08

Well according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), source: WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2008 of the one billion smokers alive today, 500 million of them will be killed by tobacco.

As per usual, refute the WHO, not me, or you’ll fall on your ass and look like a dickhead again.

Danman 12:38 pm 21 Feb 08

Power stations, BBQ char, EMF etc etc

Deadmandrinking 12:12 pm 21 Feb 08

The fact is, though, Maelinar, there is a lot of other cancer causes and other things in general that will kill you – probably even more stuff we don’t know about. Think asbestos.

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