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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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Quote:

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.

Quote:

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

Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh
 
Quote:

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

Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh
 
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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

Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh
 
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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

Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh
 
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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'


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