The smoking ban is iniquitous, along with minimum price liquor and various other things. The sight of those poor sods having to go outside in all weathers for a puff is one of the blights on our society and what for?
Another PC fascist “oh I don’t like this, quick, let’s ban it”.
Having said all that, I’ll not be well liked for this but a number of things happened to me in childhood which were not the best. One of them was that I was sexually assaulted by gays four times so that colours the thinking a bit on this whole gay issue.
Another was that my father used to insist the windows were wound up on our trips and he chain smoked. My mother developed severe bronchitis though I didn’t until a few years back now.
As for my father, he developed emphysema and was one of those who went to the doc and came home with bags of sweets he then sucked on the rest of his days.
I have no political issue with smoking whatever, quite the opposite and fully support the lads and lasses who wish to overturn the iniquitous ban. However, dot, dot, dot.
The trouble is, you see, I love pubs and see nothing better than a convivial pint or four but there’s also an issue of rhinitis and I can’t take the smoke in there more than half an hour. In Russia, I remember once taking the gf to a pizzeria and whether it was the smoke or her perfume, I don’t know, but I had a violent attack of rhinitis which almost took me out.
These days, even chocolate and red wine can set it off – the things I love. E number additives in food always do, especially cakes and pastries.
OK, so that’s me out but equally, that’s no reason to turn around and say others can’t do that. I mean, where does this get off? If I go to a pub, I look for a non-smoking area. Now, because I do that, it does not automatically follow that I want everyone around me to do this or that. My condition needs a fairly smoke free area, that’s all.
Why oh why couldn’t pubs just be allowed to run smoking and non-smoking areas? I’m sure many a smoky-drinky has asked that. And don’t even get us started on health fascists, even though I think it’s a good idea to eat healthily.