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Old 24.05.2019, 16:10
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

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My prediction: people will still be smoking on platforms on 1.6
Definitely. And rightfully so.
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Old 24.05.2019, 17:01
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

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My prediction: people will still be smoking on platforms on 1.6,
According to the rules, there will be two designated smoking areas on platforms.

Not doubt, one will be at the top of the stairs to the platform and the other will be right outside the the waiting room door.

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Compared to other European countries, smoking regulations in Swiss train stations are extremely liberal. In Britain, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain, there is a complete ban on smoking in train stations, while in Germany and Norway, smoking is permitted only in designated zones.
Well done Switzerland!
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Old 24.05.2019, 17:04
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

In the Netherlands you still have designated smoking areas on the platforms, and actually nobody enforces it so you see people smoking elsewhere as well.

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Old 24.05.2019, 17:12
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

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Compared to other European countries, smoking regulations in Swiss train stations are extremely liberal. In Britain, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain, there is a complete ban on smoking in train stations, while in Germany and Norway, smoking is permitted only in designated zones.
Well that's a load of bollocks as far as the UK goes. Maybe true for the tube, underground stations and big Intercity stations but no way for town and village stations.

The reality of the situation is that Switzerland isn't much different to the rest of Europe, bleak as some like to paint it. Of course you can cherry pick a station here where people are smoking and compare it to another cherry picked station somewhere else in Europe with hanging baskets and a cheery station guard and not a ciggie in sight but, on the whole, the rest of Europe isn't the non-smoking utopia it's being made out to be. Anyone with two functioning eyes can see that.
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Old 24.05.2019, 19:20
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

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Anyone with two functioning eyes can see that.
Anyone who actually travels on trains around Europe can see that this is not the case.
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

I thought smoking was only allowed after sex. If so, why do most smokers look miserable?
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Old 25.05.2019, 14:39
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

Not sure why the rules in other countries are even remotely relevant, it's as if some are seeking strength in numbers. If the situation in other countries were relevant, banning smoke from public spaces would never have been introduced in the first place.

Whatevers.

While regulations are more strict in and around Paris, national regulations permit smoking in French train stations provided the spot isn't covered and enclosed, thus smoking is allowed on most platforms. Despite its influence Paris isn't France.
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Old 25.05.2019, 15:43
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Not sure why the rules in other countries are even remotely relevant, it's as if some are seeking strength in numbers. If the situation in other countries were relevant, banning smoke from public spaces would never have been introduced in the first place.
It's not the rules in other countries that are relevant, but the medical research in other countries that is, and that precedes the rules.

Normalising smoking and making it socially acceptable has been shown to produce another generation of smokers*.

Removing it from public places has been proven to do the opposite.

Please note that this argument has got nothing to do with the smell of tobacco smoke nor the dangers of passive smoking.



* I appreciate you may believe this is no bad thing.
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It's not the rules in other countries that are relevant, but the medical research in other countries that is, and that precedes the rules.
Your quote tells a different story.
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I thought smoking was only allowed after sex. If so, why do most smokers look miserable?

During if you go too fast too
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

I hope we get Singapore style laws. With proper enforcement.
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

Finally, there's a schedule out for what the SBB now says it is going to do instead of doing what it previously allowed to be reported it was going to do and studiously neither confirmed nor denied (I love this country)...

https://www.sbb.ch/fr/gare-services/...ification.html

Still no fines or enforcement envisaged, so it will be up to us individual non-smokers to harass smokers who continue to smoke outside the designated zones after these dates. Can't wait.
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

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Finally, there's a schedule out for what the SBB now says it is going to do instead of doing what it previously allowed to be reported it was going to do and studiously neither confirmed nor denied (I love this country)...

https://www.sbb.ch/fr/gare-services/...ification.html

Still no fines or enforcement envisaged, so it will be up to us individual non-smokers to harass smokers who continue to smoke outside the designated zones after these dates. Can't wait.
One could form a "vigilante" squad

Why the fock do they even pander to these smokers!
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