Smoke free in 10 days

johnboy 21 November 2006 42

Katy Gallagher has put out a media release to point out that the new smoking bans in bars are coming into force on 1 December, which is not far away at all.

Then we’ll find out if the non-smokers really have been waiting at home for the air to clear.

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42 Responses to Smoke free in 10 days
KaneO KaneO 10:30 pm 22 Nov 06

Perhaps the bar trade in NZ ‘recovered’, but all those other jobs that disappeared certainly didn’t. For example in many large companies that had a lunch room, the counter/cook staff all got the boot after the downturn as smokers buggered off outside and never bothered with the caff.
That’s 4 full time and 2 part time jobs gone(in the place I worked)multiply that by the other 60 odd stores in the company, by the number competitors and the others in different trades and how many jobs were lost? Amount of people who quite as a result. Bugger all. Lives saved? Nil.
Amount of non smokers dying from cancer? Same as before.

Danman Danman 2:33 pm 22 Nov 06

Whens the Riotact X-mas party FB ?

FB FB 2:32 pm 22 Nov 06

I Agree, Boo + Hiss. Will this affect pub patronage? I think so. I smoke & I go to the pub every Fri night for a few hours of pool and some beer. In preparation for Dec 1 I just bought a pool table (should be here tomorrow) and put in a beer fridge. So my local will be loosing the business of myself and 1/2 dozen mates every Fri night. Even my non-smoking mates will be coming to my house on a Fri night.

Thumper Thumper 1:10 pm 22 Nov 06

Boo Hiss….

smokey2 smokey2 1:04 pm 22 Nov 06

link [ED- *sigh*]
BBC carries a formula for “beer goggles effect” where by the smokiness of the room is one parameter. This means all those good looking persons of the opposite sex are now going to look a little less attractive without the smoke?

nyssa76 nyssa76 11:21 am 22 Nov 06

Now that’s just wrong.

Danman Danman 10:36 am 22 Nov 06

No more cigar appreciation nights at Daniels (french moroccan) restaraunt in manuka.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 10:31 am 22 Nov 06

Yay, no more stinky cigarettes in enclosed areas.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 10:23 am 22 Nov 06

As a smoker (sometimes fulltime, sometimes social) I am kind of against.. but perhaps it is time for us as a society to move on. I am mostly against.

Anyway what was it that you said thumper?

Thumper Thumper 10:16 am 22 Nov 06

And the smell of stale beer…

Mmmmmm, reminds me of Sydney in my youth. Wandering by the pubs early in the morning on my to the beach.

Seriously though, I have no probalem with banning smoking in clubs. However, I think that some licenced premises should be allowed to make up their own minds whether or not they are smoking, or non smoking.

If the pub/ club/ restaurant goes down the gurgler by being a smoking venue, then they simply change.

What’s fair for the goose…


Boo Hiss…

CouldExpire CouldExpire 10:15 am 22 Nov 06

hahaa.. no but some clubs dont like to let patrons in after a certain time etc…

Mr_Shab Mr_Shab 10:12 am 22 Nov 06

I’m a “reformed smoker” and I’m with Thumper. Boo Hiss.

Pubs need smoking. Smelly clothes and a fug of reeking smoke is part of the pub experience. I’m going to miss it. *sniff*

blingblingbears blingblingbears 9:59 am 22 Nov 06

curfew? what curfew? is there now one in Canberra?

CouldExpire CouldExpire 9:54 am 22 Nov 06

All this debate about smoking is driving me to wanting one!

Time to unchain myself from my desk and wander downstairs!

nyssa76 nyssa76 9:52 am 22 Nov 06

I say ban cars.

They’re far worse on your lungs than a smoko.

Ah bugger it, I’m with Thumper… hiss

Thumper Thumper 9:46 am 22 Nov 06

Did you hear about the IRA guy who was arrested while trying to blow up a bus?

Apparently police caught him with his lips stuck to the exhaust pipe…

Thumper Thumper 9:44 am 22 Nov 06

Charcoal filters? Never heard of them.

By the way, Boo Hiss…

Big Al Big Al 9:44 am 22 Nov 06

I hear that the next item on the Standope agenda is to ban the service and consumpion of food and alcohol in outdoor areas where smoking is allowed. Seems wierd – why wouldn’t you just ban somoking instead? I’ll bet places like Easts will be thrilled, having invested in outdoor areas to accommodate their smoking clients.

el el 9:42 am 22 Nov 06

I agree with Thumper…

Boo + Hiss…

Anyone else a fan of the new charcoal filter Winfields?

CouldExpire CouldExpire 9:35 am 22 Nov 06

And probably half the people supporting the smoke laws are reformed smokers!
Worst non smokers of them all!

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