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Smoking ban - will this be coming to Poland like other EU countries?


sapphire 22 | 1,241  
25 May 2007 /  #1
just wondered.. coming to UK on 1st July this year and I know its being introduced in several other EU countries over a staggered period. Is Poland part of this?
Shellsatwork  
25 May 2007 /  #2
Well, I had a conversation with a Polish person a while back and he said there is no way they would ban it in Poland - he said that there would be riots :)

Im also not too bothered about the whole thing, I was in Ireland for new year a couple of years ago and smoked less and chatted to people who I probably wouldnt have - when I was outside having a fag...
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
25 May 2007 /  #3
when I was outside having a fag

ahh......you British say funny things shell :) If I said I was outside having a fag, I'd be laughed at ;)

Quit smoking anyway people. You smell bad :)

....sorry, new quitter :)
krysia 23 | 3,057  
25 May 2007 /  #4
There are smoking bans in the US and people got used to them. It will just take time to re-program the Polish mind.
OP sapphire 22 | 1,241  
25 May 2007 /  #5
well i think there will be a riot in some parts of england. Its OK in the summer, but who wants to go outside in the p%%%%g rain in the winter. My opinion is that there should be smoking and non smoking places or separate rooms.. it is going to affect businesses.. of course we will get used to it, but why should we be dictated to. I am only a part-time smoker, but I have mates who have never smoked and agree with me.... its about freedom of choice.. and if they stop smoking in cars then there are going to be some angry agressive drivers on the road.

and another thing.. it is coming to the netherlands too.. what the %%% is going to happen to coffee shops.. most of them have already been forced to stop selling alcohol recently.. its a tragedy imho.
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
25 May 2007 /  #6
well i think there will be a riot in some parts of england

Riots just for something healthy?? Huh?

My opinion is that there should be smoking and non smoking places

That would be like a peeing section in a non peeing swimming pool. Pointless. Non smoking and smoking sections in a restaurant is the same idea.
OP sapphire 22 | 1,241  
25 May 2007 /  #7
dont take much to start a riot these days.. especially in small towns...and I dont mean just a separate area in the same room, but a totally separate room.. like in the olden days.. all pubs used to have smoking rooms.. the same as men only rooms.. not that Im advocating the latter
espana 17 | 910  
25 May 2007 /  #8
You smell bad

like the tipical vegetarian telling you ....i dont know how you can eat this poor animal!!!!!
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
25 May 2007 /  #9
You can't smoke in bus shelters.

They are raising the price of ciggies in increments until they reach a certain level. In other words they are trying to stop people from smoking by making ciggies too expensive. My L&M Lights have just gone up to 6.40 from 5.85
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
25 May 2007 /  #10
im a non smoking vegetarian... i tell you... the moral high is like nothing ive ever experienced... that smug feeling of superiority is unbeatable...
OP sapphire 22 | 1,241  
25 May 2007 /  #11
now thats just boring BW.. at least you drink alcohol tho.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
25 May 2007 /  #12
been know to go off-piste every now and then too
Shellsatwork  
25 May 2007 /  #13
If I said I was outside having a fag

Your g/f would worry :)

Sapp - I dont actaully have a problem smoking outside - they will try their upmost to accommodate people - heating lamps, little shelters etc., did you know that the divorce rate rose in Irland due to people meeting whilst having a fag :) obviously that's a terrible thing..........

Not sure they have the right to ban someone smoking in their own car thats a bit rough,

Sign of the times, I blame it on that bloke off Record breakers!
Guest  
25 May 2007 /  #14
Pleeeeease, ban smoking in Poland !!!!!!!
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
25 May 2007 /  #15
I blame it on that bloke off Record breakers!

yeah... that trumpet blowing tap dancing roy castle has a lot to answer for...
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
25 May 2007 /  #16
Not sure they have the right to ban someone smoking in their own car thats a bit rough,

That's for similar reasons to using a mobile phone in a car. I think.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
25 May 2007 /  #17
using a mobile phone in a car.

standard practice state side
espana 17 | 910  
25 May 2007 /  #18
Pleeeeease, ban smoking in Poland !!!!!!!

for me is not a big deal.... spain had this long time ago and i cant see the difference.... well may be the first three month
Shellsatwork  
25 May 2007 /  #19
That's for similar reasons to using a mobile phone in a car. I think.

I see your point totally, they are getting strict with eating in the car too, some guy got a £100 fine for eating a cheese & onion butty....as for the price of fags its nearly £6.00 here

yeah... that trumpet blowing tap dancing roy castle has a lot to answer for...

Now thats the fella I was thinking of the McQuerters at first....
espana 17 | 910  
25 May 2007 /  #20
is like driving with your movil .how many people do this now in england ?
Shellsatwork  
25 May 2007 /  #21
spain had this long time ago and i cant see the difference.... well may be the first three month

Really not in the bars near my mates apartment I smoked when I was there

how many people do this now in england ?

too many
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
25 May 2007 /  #22
is like driving with your movil .how many people do this now in england ?

people do it - not me of course - but it is banned and they are clamping down on it
OP sapphire 22 | 1,241  
25 May 2007 /  #23
lots of people still do it.. I lived in Chile for a while and 75% of those people pulled over for using their mobiles whilst driving turned out to have fake ones... for show only.. this was 10 years ago, but it made me laugh.. appearance is everything.

espana -doesnt matter in spain cos you have nice weather most of the year so being outside is not a problem.

You cant even smoke in your own property now, if it is a commercial building. My mate has a business and owns the property and most of his workers work from home, there is only one guy there ( a smoker) but if anyone is caught smoking on the premises after 1st July the business can be closed..
espana 17 | 910  
25 May 2007 /  #24
Chile

in chile?....santiago ...rancagua ...valparaiso.... that why you speak castellano?
OP sapphire 22 | 1,241  
25 May 2007 /  #25
si espana.. I spent a year in Chile as part of my degree course in Latin American Studies. Twas 10 years ago now though. Lovely country and travelled the whole of it, along with the rest of SA.. do you know it?

oh dear Ive trashed my own thread..............smoking... I love it.. bring on the bank holiday weekend... smoking, drinking.....lets party.
espana 17 | 910  
25 May 2007 /  #26
do you know it?

si, my father in law is from chile

smoking, drinking.....lets party.

3 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yes yes yes yes yes yes yes si si si si si si si ...................................................................... ..........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
stepheng - | 49  
25 May 2007 /  #27
but who wants to go outside in the p%%%%g rain in the winter.

Winter? You should see how wet the summer can be sometime!

As for my opinion on the ban it might be a good thing. But I am worried what I will be smelling in any nightclubs once the haze of smoke has lifted... Its frightening with so many binge drinkers around.
away guy 10 | 343  
25 May 2007 /  #28
The band starts next week wednesday
OP sapphire 22 | 1,241  
25 May 2007 /  #29
where does the ban start on wed?

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