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Old 17.09.2015, 09:26
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

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In German spaeking Switzerland the ILLY chaps lost out when their chief aggressively condemned the Swiss habit of combining coffee and milk and cream --- arrogant a...hole was one of the mildest comments
However, he was correct in his assessment.

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Old 17.09.2015, 10:53
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However, he was correct in his assessment.

Tom

the journalist at Tages Anzeiger agreed but the Readers did NOT as proven by lots of furious readers letters. And he came under attack from farmers organisations and milk Producers


and the journalists at NZZ and Blick refused his ideas totally.
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Old 17.09.2015, 16:49
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the journalist at Tages Anzeiger agreed but the Readers did NOT as proven by lots of furious readers letters. And he came under attack from farmers organisations and milk Producers


and the journalists at NZZ and Blick refused his ideas totally.

And then when Haj Amin al-Husseini and King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud got involved, there was hell to pay! Indeed, the coffee growers of Yemen themselves went on strike and refused to pick any more of their delicious berries until the chap in question apologised and committed sepukku.


I remember it well, as does Wolli. He was even there, probably!
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Old 17.09.2015, 17:41
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And then when Haj Amin al-Husseini and King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud got involved, there was hell to pay! Indeed, the coffee growers of Yemen themselves went on strike and refused to pick any more of their delicious berries until the chap in question apologised and committed sepukku.


I remember it well, as does Wolli. He was even there, probably!
Keep up at the back please, apparantly we are back on the platform puffing away (not in Tom's direction of course )

Or are these those special berries they put in paper cups that people drink on train platforms (with or withoutr ciggie) ?
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Old 17.09.2015, 17:50
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

This thread is hilarious.
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Old 19.09.2015, 16:34
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

Yes, back on topic.

I haven't taken a train in years. So have no further comment about the OP.

But, i have been told by a friend who takes trains that she hates it when the non smoking coffee drinkers who wait for trains and drop their coffees on the platform, splash her shoes with yucky coffee, and sometimes the coffee gets a cig butt wet and that is the awful un washable stain on her Louboutain's!!

Rejoice, ex or anti smokers. You shall have your nice warm cafés all to yourselves. Whilst we, the smokers, shiver and shake outside.

Enjoy. Until March - when we shall take over again!! And cramp your hand waving, pseudo coughing style!!

Sometimes, as a smoker. I actually think, perhaps, i should blow in their pompous, supercillious faces. Just to have a laugh.

But i don't. I respect. I do the handwaving.
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Old 19.09.2015, 19:19
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

Hi,

as someone who commutes every day to work and so has to suffer the problem of smokers who think it is socially acceptable to smoke on crowded escalators or in front of train carriage doors maybe I should start purchasing a coffee just so I can "accidentally" poor it over a smoker.

Thanks for the suggestion. Anything that helps reduce the amount of smoking at railway stations is a good idea.

At least Switzerland has made baby steps in terms of smoking...but it does not seem to have had desired effect of reducing the overall amount of smoking.

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Old 19.09.2015, 20:50
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

When I was commuting to Zurich from Basel each day I jumped for joy when SBB introduced a smoking ban - it meant one extra carriage to sit in. My other bugbear was the stockbrokers cigar club that occupied the smoking carriage on Fridays and their effluence wafted down the train. Basically making no-smoking areas about as useful as a no-urinating area in a swimming pool.
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

Keep on jumping in your little perfect smoke free imaginary world.

Because it shall never happen.

And i shall keep jumping living in a country that lets me smoke in places that other countries do not.

Perhaps we should start a thread about how absolutely disgusting it is about people who chew chewing gum all day every day.. Probably because they are giving up smoking and then stick it under tables or bus seats. Or even on bus seats. which i sat on. Not nice.

You would all be up in arms about that one. Same same but different.

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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

This smoking everywhere situation in CH is one of my biggest pet peeves. It's disgusting to smell it, get it on my clothes/hair and most of the smokers are very inconsiderate and seem not to care who is around and whether you're smoking or not and even worse where their smoke is going.
Worse is trying to sit outside and have a meal somewhere.
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This smoking everywhere situation in CH is one of my biggest pet peeves. It's disgusting to smell it, get it on my clothes/hair and most of the smokers are very inconsiderate and seem not to care who is around and whether you're smoking or not and even worse where their smoke is going.
Worse is trying to sit outside and have a meal somewhere.

Stop exaggerating please, it certainly isn't as bad as this. What about all those unpleasant diesel fumes coming fro cars and trucks, lets ban them too.

Whilst we at it, lets ban baked beans in case we all get offended by the resulting farting activity.

Coffee and DB's shit beans.......... ban it the smell is unpleasant.

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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

It's a good job you didn't put it in your mouth. Secondary gum chewing is a recognised risk to public health.

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Keep on jumping in your little perfect smoke free imaginary world.

Because it shall never happen.

And i shall keep jumping living in a country that lets me smoke in places that other countries do not.

Perhaps we should start a thread about how absolutely disgusting it is about people who chew chewing gum all day every day.. Probably because they are giving up smoking and then stick it under tables or bus seats. Or even on bus seats. which i sat on. Not nice.

You would all be up in arms about that one. Same same but different.
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Old 20.09.2015, 13:28
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

I am not a smoker and I cant take smoke !!! But sometimes I try to put their shoes and wonder... So the act is inhaling the smoke and exhaling it... and while doing that the smoke you blow out goes in all direction. There is no controlled way of releasing it out, can they? And if we ask them to cover your mouth and release the smoke... I think it might kill the pleasure. (It might KILL them too, but ofcourse these ADULTS have read it on the box already)

So unless someone is deliberately blowing it on to me/my hair...like literally turning his/her head and dramatically blowing it towards me.... I think I will have to just accept the fact that some people smoke and they have NO control where the smoke goes after they blow out.

I normally find a corner away when smoke irritates me
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Hi,

as someone who commutes every day to work and so has to suffer the problem of smokers who think it is socially acceptable to smoke on crowded escalators or in front of train carriage doors maybe I should start purchasing a coffee just so I can "accidentally" poor it over a smoker.

Thanks for the suggestion. Anything that helps reduce the amount of smoking at railway stations is a good idea.

At least Switzerland has made baby steps in terms of smoking...but it does not seem to have had desired effect of reducing the overall amount of smoking.

Have fun
Martin

Things have changed quite heavily since the 1960ies when 60% of all train waggons were smoker carriages. And the many smoking bans HAVE reduced overall smoking clearly




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This smoking everywhere situation in CH is one of my biggest pet peeves. It's disgusting to smell it, get it on my clothes/hair and most of the smokers are very inconsiderate and seem not to care who is around and whether you're smoking or not and even worse where their smoke is going.
Worse is trying to sit outside and have a meal somewhere.

There is NO "smoking everywhere" situation thanks to the smoking bans
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Old 20.09.2015, 14:48
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So unless someone is deliberately blowing it on to me/my hair...like literally turning his/her head and dramatically blowing it towards me.... I think I will have to just accept the fact that some people smoke and they have NO control where the smoke goes after they blow out.
I am rarely in a place where folk are smoking these days. However, when I am, I think it is interesting to see where the smoke goes between puffs. Many smokers hold their lower arm vertical and the hand holding the cigarette 'tipped backwards' away from them. The cigarette is held horiziontally between the fingers - and where does the smoke go? Not into their own face for sure!

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Old 20.09.2015, 17:05
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

Sorry, we can't control how the wind blows!!

If i could, i would. And all my nasty smoke would blow away from the non smokers.

Or you could all live in plastic bubbles. With your perfect air supply and clean clothes.

It's never going to happen, so live with it. As i have to live with obnoxious hand waving people every day.

And i never blow it into peoples faces. That would be downright rude. But, most of my friends smoke so we just blow it whereever!! With glee.
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Old 20.09.2015, 17:10
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

My point was merely that many smokers when they are not actually inhaling, by having their hand and arm in this position ensure that the smoke emitting from their cigarette doesn't go into their own face or their own eyes. If the wind were coming from the 'wrong' direction they would surely change hands or move their position to achieve the same thing.
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Old 20.09.2015, 20:45
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

And you actually sit and watch how people smoke? And if they inhale or not?

Are you writing a book? Do you have nothing better to do?

That is weird.

Myself, when i am out sitting by the lake or the river i look at the swans or ducks or the Jet D'Eau. And how wonderful it is that my friends dog can swim. I don't watch the smoking habits of other people.

They smoke or not - their problem. And my smoking habits have not caused any problems either.

I use a little pink lighter, always have alway will. Put that in your silly smokers theory.
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Old 21.09.2015, 02:42
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Thank you, Wolli.
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And you actually sit and watch how people smoke? And if they inhale or not?

Are you writing a book? Do you have nothing better to do?

That is weird.

Myself, when i am out sitting by the lake or the river i look at the swans or ducks or the Jet D'Eau. And how wonderful it is that my friends dog can swim. I don't watch the smoking habits of other people.

They smoke or not - their problem. And my smoking habits have not caused any problems either.

I use a little pink lighter, always have alway will. Put that in your silly smokers theory.
I think it's great how you're defending your personal liberties. Your arguments are clearly carefully thought out and logical to the extreme. Medical reports highlighting the effects of passive coffee fume and chewing gum inhalation abound.

Again, you have only one valid point. You like smoking. The rest of your stuff is pointless to even try to defend because you can't.
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