On 10 Jul 2007 at 6:35am expat two wrote:
So, how are you guys coping with smoke free pubs?
Its been that way here for a few years now, I'm amazed how easily I've accepted it. (And I'm a smoker.)
I'm just imagining complaints from motorists having to stop outside The Ellie, mistaking loitering smokers for zebra x-ing users. Or did they build a smokers corner out the back?
Is this thread going to be an us-&-them argument?
On 10 Jul 2007 at 8:09am The Super K wrote:
This weekend was fantastic. Came home (all be it Drunk) but my clothes and hair smelt as good as when I went out. My nose and eyes are loving it.
On 10 Jul 2007 at 9:25am madge wrote:
Good point about The Ellie its already a nightmare deciding if people are intending to cross the road or just emerging from the pub. As ex smoker I have mixed views on this new ban but I guess anything that helps people give up or cut down has to be good, its especially good for youngsters as most of us started off as social smokers.
On 10 Jul 2007 at 4:54pm 40- aday wrote:
hey look,don't mind the smoking ban got to be good for most folk the thing that pisses me off the most is people winging on about smoking . you have smoke free public areas now let me and my mates enjoy our fags and don't go on about the national health as over the years i have paid enough in national insurance and fag duty to keep the whole of Lewes in good health live and let live please.
On 10 Jul 2007 at 6:10pm Andy wrote:
After giving up my 40-a-day habbit over 3 years ago, i have only one thing to say to you mr 40-aday
LEPPER !!!!!!!! ;o)
On 11 Jul 2007 at 8:39am On the edge wrote:
Due to natural selection, smokers will soon become an underclass of yellow, wrinkly skinned, foul smelling, phlegm coughing, stained teeth, addicts....
On 11 Jul 2007 at 6:50pm 40- aday wrote:
thank you for your nice comments still never mind we might yet have killed you off with passive smoking lol
On 11 Jul 2007 at 7:18pm Andy wrote:
I was only joking (hence the ;o) smiley !!!)...i don't care either way. Can't vouch for the others though.
On 12 Jul 2007 at 4:44pm 40- aday wrote:
On the edge that was 4 u mate not u andy mate
On 12 Jul 2007 at 8:51pm MC wrote:
I love the way that all the people cadging a smoke outside pubs suddenly look like unhealthily desperate weaklings. Walking around Brighton early eveing is both funny and tragic.
On 13 Jul 2007 at 9:34am expat two wrote:
That's all very well, and I'm all for creating a safer environment, perhaps the govt should think about banning barbeques too - in fact judging by what I found on the BBC news website, they should have done that a lot sooner;
"A study by the French environmental campaigning group Robin des Bois found that a typical two-hour barbecue can release the same level of dioxins as up to 220,000 cigarettes.
Dioxins are a group of chemicals known to increase the likelihood of cancer.
The figures were based on grilling four large steaks, four turkey cuts and eight large sausages.
This amount of cooking was found to release 12-22 nannograms of dioxins into the atmosphere.
The researchers also found that the average concentrations of dioxins in the vicinity of the barbecue ranged from 0.6 to 0.7 nannograms per cubic metre - up to seven times higher than the level authorised for public incinerators at the point of discharge from the chimney. "
Stick that in yer pipe and...er, smoke it.
On 14 Jul 2007 at 9:26am The Super K wrote:
Pathetic. With all the Global Warming I'm suprised BBQ's weren't the first thing banned or taxed!
I'll have the 8 large Sausages please.
On 14 Jul 2007 at 5:56pm oh -be -joyful wrote:
can i have my steak well done please!
On 15 Jul 2007 at 1:46am expat two wrote:
Well, they should certainly be subject to vigorous and oppressive taxing and banning orders - its about the general public's health remember.
All those whining passive smokers are at least 220,000 more times likely to contract cancer from a barbeque than from going in a pub. I'm guessing nobody, not even they, really cares that much though.