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Old 21.01.2015, 22:54
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Smokers in Germany

Germanys smokers could face smoking timetable on their own balcony

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...n-balcony.html
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Old 21.01.2015, 23:43
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Germanys smokers could face smoking timetable on their own balcony

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...n-balcony.html

there are two sides. on one side, the idea is extreme and exaggerated. But when reading the reports it becomes obvious that there are smokers who provoke such things


Neither the German Bundestag nor the Swiss electorate will approve such a notion, but sad is that such proposals are possibly necessary to bring certain smokers to reason

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Re: Smokers in Germany

I'm all for it - I think smokers are entitled to smoke as much as they like, so long as it does not infringe on others...Need to introduce something like this

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Re: Smokers in Germany

Good, I can definitely understand how that can make a balcony unusable. Maybe take up an addiction that doesn't bother everyone within 50 feet?
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Old 24.01.2015, 12:02
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I like to live and let live .. And as an ex smoke notice the new e-thingies seem much "better" in windless Switzerland.
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Old 24.01.2015, 12:36
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Re: Smokers in Germany

My wife came back on a train late last night.

When she arrived home, she absolutely reeked of smoke.

She had been travelling in a reserved seat in a first class carriage but the chap in a nearby seat in the carriage jumped off the train at every stop for a quick smoke on the platform before it set off again.

Smokers stink* - their hair their skin, their clothes but why should they inflict this on everyone else?

*They always deny this.
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Old 24.01.2015, 13:00
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Smokers stink* - their hair their skin, their clothes but why should they inflict this on everyone else?
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So do Chip shop workers and were would we be with out them.
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Old 24.01.2015, 13:06
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So do Chip shop workers and were would we be with out them.
They don't get off the train at every stop for a quick fry-up, do they?
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Re: Smokers in Germany

That's her story and she's sticking to it!

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My wife came back on a train late last night.

When she arrived home, she absolutely reeked of smoke.

She had been travelling in a reserved seat in a first class carriage but the chap in a nearby seat in the carriage jumped off the train at every stop for a quick smoke on the platform before it set off again.

Smokers stink* - their hair their skin, their clothes but why should they inflict this on everyone else?

*They always deny this.
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I like to live and let live .. And as an ex smoke notice the new e-thingies seem much "better" in windless Switzerland.
There is never an easy way out of a "bad" habit or addiction. According to new studies, with prolonged use the e-ciggs have been shown to expose the user to levels of formaldehyde sufficient to cause cancer.
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There is never an easy way out of a "bad" habit or addiction. According to new studies, with prolonged use the e-ciggs have been shown to expose the user to levels of formaldehyde sufficient to cause cancer.
Perhaps, but will the e-cigs give the person next to them cancer? Or cause the person next to them to smell like an ashtray?


If you want to smoke, fine. You know the risks vs rewards. But my issue is just how much smokers "share" their habit with the unwilling around them.

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So do Chip shop workers and were would we be with out them.
In hell.
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Perhaps, but will the e-cigs give the person next to them cancer? Or cause the person next to them to smell like an ashtray?


If you want to smoke, fine. You know the risks vs rewards. But my issue is just how much smokes "share" their habit with the unwilling around them.
No disagreements there, was just pointing out the potential downside of e-ciggs for those who use them, aside from that they look like dummies/pacifiers for adults (who sometimes also try to talk with them in their mouths)
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Re: Smokers in Germany

Great, hopefully ticino and switzerland follows
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There is never an easy way out of a "bad" habit or addiction. According to new studies, with prolonged use the e-ciggs have been shown to expose the user to levels of formaldehyde sufficient to cause cancer.
Fair point well made. I was speaking in terms of stink for folks around the smoker. I presume the folks around get exposed to the formaldehyde as well.
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Boo hoo. Not all of them stink, or if they "stink", each stinks differently. I am not a smoker but sometimes, depending (probably) on the brand of cigarettes, I like the smell of a subtle mix of cigarette and perfume.
What I hate with a passion are the cigars. And man, it can take hours to finish one of those. Luckily my OH enjoys this activity only a few times per year, otherwise it would be me or "them".
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Boo hoo. Not all of them stink, or if they "stink", each stinks differently. I am not a smoker but sometimes, depending (probably) on the brand of cigarettes, I like the smell of a subtle mix of cigarette and perfume.
What I hate with a passion are the cigars. And man, it can take hours to finish one of those. Luckily my OH enjoys this activity only a few times per year, otherwise it would be me or "them".

While most cigarettes stink, many cigars have an amazing flavour
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Re: Smokers in Germany

I neither drink nor smoke, but I find the growing puritanical movement disturbing.

Many smokers look forward to a quiet smoke on their balcony at bedtime or after work or whenever - are we so mean spirited that we'll even deny them that little pleasure?

Miserable bastards.
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My wife came back on a train late last night.

When she arrived home, she absolutely reeked of smoke.

She had been travelling in a reserved seat in a first class carriage but the chap in a nearby seat in the carriage jumped off the train at every stop for a quick smoke on the platform before it set off again.

Smokers stink* - their hair their skin, their clothes but why should they inflict this on everyone else?

*They always deny this.
So do people who smoke grass. Often they don't realize how the wind carries the smell onto neighbouring balconies. If this gets properly legalized we're going to have many more discussions about this.

We may and up having laws saying certain things are OK out in the countryside but in big cities where lots of people live close together there have to be more location-specific no-gos. I don't really don't want to go down that path as I believe in granting as many freedoms as possible.
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Re: Smokers in Germany

While out cycling my bike one fine day in this country a farmer spreading slurry on his field intentional/unintentional got some spray over the wall and on to me. That was a bad smell for the 50 km or so home. Give me a smoker on the train any day.
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