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Goofyish
02-15-2006, 05:06 AM
:banana: At last, from next summer we can enjoy a drink in a pub or a meal in a restaurant without coming home stinking of smoke :banana:

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

magicmouse2
02-15-2006, 05:13 AM
Great, but we still have to get through the crowds of smokers near the doors unless they keep them away from the doorways. :thumbsup2

Danauk
02-15-2006, 05:16 AM
Yes, I am pleased about this too. I volunteer at our local theatre and often help out behind the bar which is no smoking, but a few people forget and blow their smoke in my face anyway (saying that a lot of smokers are very respectful and do put their cigarette out before approaching the bar). So having the whole building non smoking will be great.

alisonbestford
02-15-2006, 05:20 AM
Just means that DD and I will be spending an awful lot of time sitting on our own whilst DH nips out for a smoke as he virtually chain smokes, or falls asleep. :sad2:

Oh well.

ely3857
02-15-2006, 05:23 AM
About time :thumbsup2

:sunny:

Jodie

carolfoy
02-15-2006, 05:59 AM
As a smoker I don't reaqlly mind there being a ban in pubs - at least you can still smoke in hospitals!!! :rotfl2: :confused3 :rotfl2:

Minniespal
02-15-2006, 06:03 AM
Excellent news :thumbsup2

Think it is starting earlier here in Scotland.

Goofyish
02-15-2006, 06:04 AM
at least you can still smoke in hospitals!!! :rotfl2: :confused3 :rotfl2:

The smoke helps to control the MRSA :)

carolfoy
02-15-2006, 06:06 AM
And also pays for the NHS!! :rotfl2:

lexie32
02-15-2006, 06:09 AM
As an ex smoker i can see that the pub trade may struggle with this, but i am looking forward to dh not stinking of smoke when he goes out with his mates!! :yay:

ollie
02-15-2006, 06:13 AM
Great, but we still have to get through the crowds of smokers near the doors unless they keep them away from the doorways. :thumbsup2
Get some stickers from your local hospice and make a donation and if smokers get in your way, sticker them!!

Tiggernut_jadie
02-15-2006, 06:26 AM
As a smoker I don't reaqlly mind there being a ban in pubs - at least you can still smoke in hospitals!!! :rotfl2: :confused3 :rotfl2:

I think you'll find that the only hospitals which are exempt are psychiatric hospitals - certainly all the hospitals in our area are already smoke-free. In fact many now don't allow people to smoke anywhere in the hospital grounds!

Pootle
02-15-2006, 06:28 AM
:yay: Just the best news :yay:

jns
02-15-2006, 06:37 AM
We have been smoke free for a few years now here in Ireland
It is the best thing ever that happened

this is from a pub owner and an exsmoker

gave up nearly 11 years ago now
and spent the money going to Disney instead

otherwises all our holidays would have gone up in smoke :lmao:

Minniespal
02-15-2006, 06:38 AM
The smoke helps to control the MRSA :)

:lmao:

carolfoy
02-15-2006, 07:09 AM
I think you'll find that the only hospitals which are exempt are psychiatric hospitals - certainly all the hospitals in our area are already smoke-free. In fact many now don't allow people to smoke anywhere in the hospital grounds!


The psychiatric are the only type I frequent :rotfl:

Cochise
02-15-2006, 07:11 AM
The smoke helps to control the MRSA :)

Oh how i wish it did, i may have had a Nan for a few years longer. She caught it in hospital after a hip op.

Great news on the ban, looking forward to this as i am adament that being in smokey places makes you feel worse the next day

JohnnySharp2
02-15-2006, 07:29 AM
yep great news this, nothing worse than being a non-smoker in a smoke filled pub.
The smell on your clothes the next day is just horrid.

TinkTatoo
02-15-2006, 07:49 AM
As jns said we are smoke free here in Ireland and it is the best thing. I can take the kids into town on a Saturday and we can sit in a coffee shop without having someone blow smoke into their faces. :smokin:

mandymouse
02-15-2006, 07:50 AM
yep great news this, nothing worse than being a non-smoker in a smoke filled pub.
The smell on your clothes the next day is just horrid.

I totally agree, I hate the smell of stale smoke on your clothes and in your hair

:banana: :banana: :banana: This is great news :banana: :banana: :banana:

Cyrano
02-15-2006, 08:36 AM
Excellent news :thumbsup2

Think it is starting earlier here in Scotland.
Absolutely trail blazing in Scotland on the 26th March 2006. This site has all the details http://www.clearingtheairscotland.com/

LindseyUK
02-15-2006, 08:42 AM
I agree this is good news...my favourite lunchtime pub has a no-smoking section now but you have to walk through the smoky bit to reach it :rolleyes2

My hair always stinks of smoke till I next wash it if I visit a pub- apparently light-coloured (or grey) hair absorbs the smell the most as it's more porous....

I must admit I am intolerant when it comes to this (possibly too much so)- one of my pet hates is someone breathing smoke over me- why would I want to inhale something thats just come out of the mouth of someone I don't even know- yuk!

Deedee
02-15-2006, 09:30 AM
Its the best news ever at last the government have done something right!!!!! I only wish we didn't have to wait until summer 2007. It will be lovely to come home smelling the way we went out CLEAN.

Queenie
02-15-2006, 09:37 AM
This is great news, my friend can never come to pubs or restaurants with me as she is so severely asthmatic she would be on her way to A&E in seconds. I'm only mild but the smoke can really aggrevate it even so. We were out the last few nights and I can still smell smoke as I walk past the coat hooks :(

Does anyone know if this ban will cover live music venues and nightclubs too?

Verity Chambers
02-15-2006, 12:13 PM
This is great news! :thumbsup2

natalielongstaff
02-15-2006, 01:06 PM
i agree its great news :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

AnitaCB
02-15-2006, 01:55 PM
I wish it was starting this summer. Having just sat in a pub this afternoon with my two DDs watching the blue haze over our heads it can't come soon enough for me!! Funnily enough this is one of the reasons we're looking forward to our first US trip so much - we've been told it's alot less common in restaurants and the parks over there, unlike DLP where I've lost count of the times my kids have nearly had their eye taken out by some idiot and a low-held cigarette! God I feel better for that little rant!! ;)

PigSoldier
02-15-2006, 03:44 PM
At last! I used to work in a pub, and absolutely hated coming home every night with my hair and clothes stinking.

Now if they could just get pubs to turn the music down a few notches, so that I can actually carry on a conversation!

(I'm turning into such an old woman in my old age! :rotfl: )

rpbert1
02-15-2006, 04:17 PM
Its about time, nothing as bad as going out to eat and people smoking while your eating, go to Dublin often and can say the difference with them being smoke free makes going into pubs for food and drink a delight

cornish pixie
02-15-2006, 06:15 PM
Thumbs up :thumbsup2 and about time, There's nothing worse than being put in a no smoking area only to find out that the next table is where the smoking section starts :confused3 I could never understand the logic in that.
Anyway even my 9 and 10 year olds have passed comment on it.
Our household are certainly pleased
Chucklechops :wave: :wave:

maggs
02-15-2006, 06:40 PM
Im totally delighted. even my son who smokes has come around to the idea.
I just wish that it was being introduced sooner.

Maggs

littlegreydonkey
02-17-2006, 09:41 PM
We've had no smoking in pubs here for a year or so now and it is great - I can safely say Friday night is not desolate in the local bars as the smokers don't stay at home puffing in private, and it really is much nicer inside. The only problem is that all the places to sit outside are now smoking areas, so although you don't go home smelling of it, still means you're still breathing it in outside if you want to sit in the sun, and it's harder to get a seat than it used to be (all the kiwis would hide inside before) - but hey, I'll take that option. Now if only they can bring in the Aussie ruling - no smoking on beaches.........

mark&sue
02-18-2006, 04:15 PM
In a few years time we will hardly remember what it was like. The next generation won't even know that you could smoke in public places.

I remember when you could smoke upstairs a bus, at the underground stations, in the cinema, at work in offices, on a plane etc. It is all now forgotten and so too will smoking in the pubs.

People will moan at first but it will soon be just the normal thing that you do not smoke in pubs.

I too am looking forward to it. I just hope it won't mean people getting up and going outside too often.


Susan

Obi Wan Kenobi
02-19-2006, 03:20 AM
Whilst I am very supportive of the ban, of course you realise this is just the start of the nanny state control?
Alcohol will next be banned in pubs as that causes health problems, then restaraunts will only be able to sell food that is organically grown, without fat, and causes no harm to either vegetables or living things, as this causes health problems, and finally coffee & tea that is nor decafinated oh and "fair trade" will be banned as this can also cause health problems......

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