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AbFab 01.02.2011 10:04

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On the subject of smoking in odd places, how come so many smokers light up in underground car parks? Surely this has to be dangerous? Often there are even ash trays mounted by the lifts - so it's obviously expected...

st2lemans 01.02.2011 10:08

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Originally Posted by AbFab (Post 1088130)
On the subject of smoking in odd places, how come so many smokers light up in underground car parks? Surely this has to be dangerous?

No, it's not dangerous.

Tom

AbFab 01.02.2011 10:16

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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 1088133)
No, it's not dangerous.

Tom

How come it's forbidden in every country I've visit except Switzerland?

I have also seen Swiss people filling their cars with petrol with a cigarette in their mouth. Is this not dangerous either??

Nil 01.02.2011 10:17

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Originally Posted by jacek (Post 1088115)
If smoking on platforms bothers you just use the car. If still not satisfied then hang some air freshner on the window and problem solved. If it still is not good enough - time to use deodorant, if that doesn't help either it is probably about the time to take a shower :D

This gives me a great idea, we should carry a freshner bottle and when someone comes next to us to smoke, we push some freshner in the air around us! That will make a point! :D

lost_inbroad 01.02.2011 10:18

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Originally Posted by i-b-deborah (Post 1088128)
Yes I was surprised that you weren't from some former yugoslavian state, but there you go. Next time I shall be calling the National Guard! :msnmad:

..yes, I deserve spankies. :rolleyes:

Nil 01.02.2011 10:19

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Originally Posted by AbFab (Post 1088141)
How come it's forbidden in every country I've visit except Switzerland?

I have also seen Swiss people filling their cars with petrol with a cigarette in their mouth. Is this not dangerous either??

:rolleyes: Yani! In most country I know you have a non-smoking sign at petrol station saying to not smoke close to the pump! Not here?

i-b-deborah 01.02.2011 10:24

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Yes you do. But I think your time and money would be better invested in obtaining a sense of humour. ":rolleyes:"
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Originally Posted by lost_inbroad (Post 1088144)
..yes, I deserve spankies. :rolleyes:


lost_inbroad 01.02.2011 10:26

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Originally Posted by i-b-deborah (Post 1088154)
Yes you do. But I think your time and money would be better invested in obtaining a sense of humour. ":rolleyes:"

..I've got two humors already, ain't that enuff? :confused:

Kamarate 01.02.2011 10:28

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Originally Posted by jacek (Post 1088115)
If smoking on platforms bothers you just use the car.

What if you don't have a car?

I like the idea of the designated smoking boxes, it seems like the most sensible option to me. It means smokers still get to stand around smoking and other people can avoid that zone and don't have to breathe in the smoke. The smell of smoke doesn't bother me that much, but I do often get it blown in my face here too (either that or someone walking directly in front of me is smoking and it trails behind right into my face), and that's a little bit gross.

i-b-deborah 01.02.2011 10:29

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Well, maybe you just need practice. Here's lesson number one for free. There is nothing amusing about KFC.
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Originally Posted by lost_inbroad (Post 1088157)
..I've got to humors already, ain't that enuff? :confused:


lost_inbroad 01.02.2011 10:32

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Originally Posted by i-b-deborah (Post 1088163)
Well, maybe you just need practice. Here's lesson number one for free. There is nothing amusing about KFC.

:eek: How dare you!! :mad:

jacek 01.02.2011 10:33

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Originally Posted by Kamarate (Post 1088161)
What if you don't have a car?

Nah, car is a main mean of transport. Trains used predominantly for luxury by people who want to avoid traffic and all smokers who wait and puff into others faces at the platforms... I try to avoid them. :D

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Originally Posted by Nil (Post 1088143)
This gives me a great idea, we should carry a freshner bottle and when someone comes next to us to smoke, we push some freshner in the air around us! That will make a point! :D

... or peppergun. That should be able to send the message across well.

st2lemans 01.02.2011 10:34

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Originally Posted by AbFab (Post 1088141)
How come it's forbidden in every country I've visit except Switzerland?

Because laws are often made by people with no knowledge of the subject.

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I have also seen Swiss people filling their cars with petrol with a cigarette in their mouth. Is this not dangerous either??
No.

A fuel/air mixture is actually very difficult to ignite, and impossible if not close to stoichiometric.

Tom

st2lemans 01.02.2011 10:35

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Originally Posted by Nil (Post 1088143)
This gives me a great idea, we should carry a freshner bottle and when someone comes next to us to smoke, we push some freshner in the air around us! That will make a point! :D

Not a good idea. Most air fresheners make me puke.

Tom

i-b-deborah 01.02.2011 10:36

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Just sayin'.
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Originally Posted by lost_inbroad (Post 1088166)
:eek: How dare you!! :mad:


lost_inbroad 01.02.2011 10:39

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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 1088171)
Not a good idea. Most air fresheners make me puke.

..fresh air tends to be kyptonite to smokers...just sayin'. :p

Mark75 01.02.2011 10:44

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Originally Posted by mirfield (Post 1088114)
I'm not sure that anyone has ever died from second hand BO.

I'm not sure that anyone has ever died from the occasional whiff of second hand smoke on a train platform either. ;)

Petruskin 01.02.2011 10:47

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That's the reason I hate going on trains and drive instead. When I was pregnant I got smoke blown into my face every time I entered a train platform. Now with a baby I even got some ignorant old hack blowing smoke into the pram where my baby was sleeping. So I stood up and pushed the pram away to make a point - do you think she felt bad about it? I don't think so.

Maybe someone needs to educate swiss people that smoking is actually bad for you and it's certainly not cool anymore. Such an allegedly developed civilization and sometimes (too often I think) so incredibly backwards that it makes me shiver and move back into the jungle!

lost_inbroad 01.02.2011 10:48

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Originally Posted by Mark75 (Post 1088186)
I'm not sure that anyone has ever died from the occasional whiff of second hand smoke on a train platform either. ;)

...just too bad, that at any given point there must be at least 15 smokers lighting it up on any given platform.

Petruskin 01.02.2011 10:49

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Already feel better getting this off my chest, I certainly have a thing against smoking and I'm even a cured smoker, only smoked as a teen 'to keep up with the peers'

prof. taratonga 01.02.2011 10:49

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Originally Posted by lost_inbroad (Post 1088157)
..I've got two humors already, ain't that enuff? :confused:

But you know that having two humors is forbidden in Switzerland. You are suspicious if you have only one. But there are specialized clinics where you can have your humors removed. Ask the next SVP Regional Office for further details.

lost_inbroad 01.02.2011 10:52

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Originally Posted by prof. taratonga (Post 1088195)
But you know that having two humors is forbidden in Switzerland. You are suspicious if you have only one. But there are specialized clinics where you can have your humors removed. Ask the next SVP Regional Office for further details.

..that must be why people were staring at me huh?! :msnsarcastic: :D

st2lemans 01.02.2011 10:57

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Originally Posted by lost_inbroad (Post 1088179)
..fresh air tends to be kyptonite to smokers...just sayin'. :p

"Air-fresheners" have nothing at all to do with fresh air.

Tom

lost_inbroad 01.02.2011 10:59

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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 1088205)
"Air-fresheners" have nothing at all to do with fresh air.

Tom

...are you completely sure?

Not Tom

st2lemans 01.02.2011 11:03

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Originally Posted by lost_inbroad (Post 1088206)
...are you completely sure?

Not Tom

Yes. They are just chemicals in a can.

Every time someone uses one, I have to open all the windows to get rid of the stench.

Tom

adrianlondon 01.02.2011 11:08

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Originally Posted by lost_inbroad (Post 1088206)
...are you completely sure?

Not Tom

You're right. I took one with me to Beijing last year and hung up the little "pine fresh" christmas tree on a flag pole in Tiananmen Square. Within hours, all the pollution had gone and you could see the beautiful blue sky.

jacek 01.02.2011 11:08

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Jus to share something...

Week ago when I went to Vitis sport's centre for regular night session of tennis with my wife (I just felt like relax after long day at work and get a healthy dose of exercise so that I can sleep like a baby). There usually aren't too many people there so it is more affordable and less crowds. I went to the bathroom upstairs (where James Blunt's music is played on regularly :confused:) to fill up the bottle with some water and I almost puked. The entire place size of two by three was stinking with cigarette smoke, seriously so bad that you smelled it like someone must have lighted up few minutes ago and just left. Not only my lungs were suffering this instntenous excruciating pain of sudden poisnous breath-in, but fresh shirt and shorts out from the laundry with aroma of fabric softener/freshener (my wife's speciality) all were ruined by this stench in seconds and I felt like vomiting.
It was so bad and distinct that when I got on the court my wife asked me "since when you started smoking". Common people you come to do the sports and contradict yourselves!

There is small smokers area with ashtray outside there by the entrance as well and it is always full of cigarettes butts like candles on cake saying 100 years old :confused:. I would rather have these "sport's people" use it instead of contaminating the public toilet.

lost_inbroad 01.02.2011 11:39

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..but I would like to make a distinction. I've been a strong anti-smoking advocate on this thread...but it's the ciagerettes that really bother me...cigars and pipes don't have that sharply pungent, penetrating stinge that cigarettes have.

Nil 01.02.2011 11:41

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I don't get this with people into sports. They are fit, in shape, eat healthy and everything, and you see them smoking! :confused: It is as weird as seeing a pregnant woman smoking, a mother holding her baby with a cig in her mouth, a old man with an oxygen pump support in front on the hospital's door smoking.... Or my pneumologist who smokes!

:confused:

Guest 01.02.2011 11:46

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Originally Posted by lost_inbroad (Post 1088257)
..but I would like to make a distinction. I've been a strong anti-smoking advocate on this thread...but it's the ciagerettes that really bother me...cigars and pipes don't have that sharply pungent, penetrating stinge that cigarettes have.

Honestly? Did you ever sit next to a dude smoking a cigar??

lost_inbroad 01.02.2011 11:48

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Originally Posted by JoeShelton (Post 1088273)
Honestly? Did you ever sit next to a dude smoking a cigar??

Certainly..and it doesn't bother me as much as cigarettes.

Russkov 01.02.2011 11:58

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Originally Posted by Nil (Post 1088260)
I don't get this with people into sports. They are fit, in shape, eat healthy and everything, and you see them smoking! :confused: It is as weird as seeing a pregnant woman smoking, a mother holding her baby with a cig in her mouth, a old man with an oxygen pump support in front on the hospital's door smoking.... Or my pneumologist who smokes!

:confused:

There is nothing logical about addiction.

ximix 01.02.2011 12:05

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Originally Posted by JoeShelton (Post 1088273)
Honestly? Did you ever sit next to a dude smoking a cigar??

It's a dreadful experience and not one I'm in any rush to repeat.

BTW: You smoke ciggies right!? If you go on Sunday's KFC Quest, will gas masks be needed!? ... jus' kiddin :D

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Originally Posted by lost_inbroad (Post 1088276)
Certainly..and it doesn't bother me as much as cigarettes.

Can't stand either and bet you like spliff fumes too!? :rasta: :p

lost_inbroad 01.02.2011 12:09

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Originally Posted by ishaka (Post 1088306)
Can't stand either and bet you like spliff fumes too!? :rasta: :p

Sure I do...but only when they're followed by a "puff-puff-pass" ritual. Jokes aside, nah don't like those type of fumes either.

ximix 01.02.2011 12:12

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Originally Posted by lost_inbroad (Post 1088312)
Sure I do...but only when they're followed by a "puff-puff-pass" ritual. Jokes side, nah don't like those type of fumes either.

Dude, that's "irie" :D

jacek 01.02.2011 12:14

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Originally Posted by Nil (Post 1088260)
I don't get this with people into sports. They are fit, in shape, eat healthy and everything, and you see them smoking! :confused: It is as weird as seeing a pregnant woman smoking, a mother holding her baby with a cig in her mouth, a old man with an oxygen pump support in front on the hospital's door smoking.... Or my pneumologist who smokes!

:confused:

It is in human nature to always reach for some kind of forbidden fruit . In analogy, the street scumbags will traffic the drugs just for money because they are desparate to make ends meet, but affluent members of society upon exploring all the pecularities of their "mundane" lifestyle they want to reach beyond accepted standards, relieve stress or resort to escape in form of a trip. In the same fashion, perfectly healthy individual would want to screw himself with some kind of the poison just for heck of it and will only realize it later when suffers consequences. It is like this hypocratic pneumologist who preaches the sterile lungs but does the opposite.

Guest 01.02.2011 13:21

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Originally Posted by AbFab (Post 1088141)
How come it's forbidden in every country I've visit except Switzerland?

I have also seen Swiss people filling their cars with petrol with a cigarette in their mouth. Is this not dangerous either??

Good Afternoon Ab doing well are we? Nice to know you're back in the scheme of things. :msngrin:

Been some time since we spoke about this subject but I'm sure if you use the search function you will find..probably x3 years ago or so.

"Putting out a cigarette in a bowl of petrol"

Yup that's what they taught my father on a welding course, where you learn to control these sort of things. Also people studying chemistry at university tend to take a interest in these subjects. It's about temperatures, energy and vapour, so if it's -5c outside highly unlikely the petrol station would go up.

Secondly it's actually extremely difficult to light petrol with a lit cigarette, so all the films you see are additionally wrong.

If you don't believe me try for yourself or I'll do it for you. (With a small amount of petrol I might add firstly. It's damn near impossible)

It's health and safety BS on behalf of the car park owners and unless someone dumps an entire petrol tank into a confined space it's very highly unlikely it will cause a explosion. Even then you could probably drop a couple of road cones and that would be sufficent to protect small animals and smokers :D

Lots of love as always Cat x

(p.s. some person has already tried it but I suppose someone has too)


swissrob 01.02.2011 13:24

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I had the misfortune of having a very atracttive young lady sit next to me today on the metro, not normaly a problem other than the fact she stank of cigarettes:msnsick::msnsick:

Its the the way they have to try and get as many drags on the cigarette before they get in the train that so sick, like drug addicts. Smokers stink fact, your breath smells and your clothes....

Also have noticed smokers are starting to flout the law, slowy but surely smoking in small bars,train and metro stations.

Guest 01.02.2011 13:40

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Last one no guesses where that came from.
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phdoofus 01.02.2011 13:55

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Confirming what we all knew....

Swiss are mutants


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0116144452.htm


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