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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

Didn‘t see any notifications and the ashtrays were still on the platforms
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Slightly OT but, nonetheless, an interesting article on smoking bans outdoors...

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2...urant-terraces
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Didn‘t see any notifications and the ashtrays were still on the platforms
See here

"Smoking at any station in Switzerland will only be allowed around ashtrays by station entrances and in smoking areas on platforms. The ashtray stands indicate the smoking area on the platform."
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Old 12.08.2019, 10:27
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Didn‘t see any notifications and the ashtrays were still on the platforms
It’s not the ashtrays but the rubbish bins. And there were ads saying that from now on Luzern station was smoke free - all over the place. At least that’s what I noticed this morning at Luzern station.
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"Smoking at any station in Switzerland will only be allowed around ashtrays by station entrances and in smoking areas on platforms. The ashtray stands indicate the smoking area on the platform."
I'm not sure how well enforcement will work. I see plenty of people who light up as soon as they get off the tram/bus and walk through the station with the lit cig to the platform. They don't stop off at shops and stand there or anything but technically they are smoking in the station under this rule.

What I dislike more is the placement of a smoking station right next to the benches. Sure, smokers might like to sit. But I feel for the elderly person or heavily pregnant lady who really needs to sit but has to sit in a cloud.
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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.
It’s the same here now.
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Hooray!

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"Smoking at any station in Switzerland will only be allowed around ashtrays by station entrances and in smoking areas on platforms. The ashtray stands indicate the smoking area on the platform."
PS. I'm only saying that to wind Tom up.
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

Had a look around today and yes, in Lucerne and Zurich the ashtrays on the platform were moved. Didn´t stop someone from SBB to sit down and smoke in an area that was not a smoking area.... Maybe they should spread the word a bit more.
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So our village station has gone non-smoking.

It's an outdoor station. No SBB employees work on site.

So that'll be effective, then!

Anyone remember "nuclear-free zones" in the eighties?
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So our village station has gone non-smoking.

It's an outdoor station. No SBB employees work on site.

So that'll be effective, then!

Anyone remember "nuclear-free zones" in the eighties?
Reminds me of the elephant repellent joke - bloke spraying all over the town from a huge drum marked ‘Elephant Repellent’. A woman passing by says, ‘what on earth are you spraying that for?? There are no elephants here in Newcastle!!’ Bloke replies, ‘It’s good stuff then, isn’t it?’
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I'm not sure how well enforcement will work. I see plenty of people who light up as soon as they get off the tram/bus and walk through the station with the lit cig to the platform. They don't stop off at shops and stand there or anything but technically they are smoking in the station under this rule.

What I dislike more is the placement of a smoking station right next to the benches. Sure, smokers might like to sit. But I feel for the elderly person or heavily pregnant lady who really needs to sit but has to sit in a cloud.
In Zurich Limmatplatz they have all these stinking recycling stations.

But they should also be recycling the people who smoke. I'm sure they can get a bit of carbon out of them if they squeeze them enough!

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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

Noticed this summer that people in Zurich smoke a lot more than here in Sweden.

I myself lit one at the train platform right in front of the ashtray. No one did attack me

I tend to smoke a little bit when I'm on vacation. Relaxing to say at least.


What I find funny is people who hate smokers telling them how bad it is while they insist living in cities filled with cars, busses and trains. I bet smelling a cigarette smoke from time to time is far far less bad for you than all the diesel fumes people inhale on daily basis.
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Noticed this summer that people in Zurich smoke a lot more than here in Sweden.

I myself lit one at the train platform right in front of the ashtray. No one did attack me

I tend to smoke a little bit when I'm on vacation. Relaxing to say at least.


What I find funny is people who hate smokers telling them how bad it is while they insist living in cities filled with cars, busses and trains. I bet smelling a cigarette smoke from time to time is far far less bad for you than all the diesel fumes people inhale on daily basis.
Zurich people have more stress and are addicts. Start with the cigarettes then move on to the cars and busses etc
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

I always like Switzerland and Germany for it's non political correctness and other trends we in other western countries so easily follow
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I think you've got your terminology confused here.

Political correctness would be to take measures that are intended to avoid discriminating against a particular group in society.

The fact that Switzerland is not marginalising this group by allowing them to continue to smoke without much consequence would show that they are being politically-correct here rather than non-politically correct.
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I think you've got your terminology confused here.

Political correctness would be to take measures that are intended to avoid discriminating against a particular group in society.

The fact that Switzerland is not marginalising this group by allowing them to continue to smoke without much consequence would show that they are being politically-correct here rather than non-politically correct.
It doesn't matter, how dare you to tell people to stop doing what they're doing when they're very likely to hurt others? How dare you, hum? Political correctness gone mad, I tell ya.
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it doesn't matter, how dare you to tell people to stop doing what they're doing when they're very likely to hurt others? how dare you, hum? Political correctness gone mad, i tell ya.

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It doesn't matter, how dare you to tell people to stop doing what they're doing when they're very likely to hurt others? How dare you, hum? Political correctness gone mad, I tell ya.
Not me - I didn't vote for any of this.

Not really sure why people don't follow the rules that SBB have created.

Perhaps people only follow rules which they created themselves through a referendum or because there's no official comeback (fine or otherwise) if they transgress as it's not actually, in this case, a law.

Perhaps it's just rebelliousness in an otherwise heavily controlled society?

Perhaps a real Swiss person could explain (not a wanna-be Swiss please)?
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Not me - I didn't vote for any of this.

Not really sure why people don't follow the rules that SBB have created.

Perhaps people only follow rules which they created themselves through a referendum or because there's no official comeback (fine or otherwise) if they transgress as it's not actually, in this case, a law.

Perhaps it's just rebelliousness in an otherwise heavily controlled society?

Perhaps a real Swiss person could explain (not a wanna-be Swiss please)?
The Swiss hate change. Explains why they voted against more vacation leave etc etc. And don't forget it's only a few hundred years since they stormed out of the mountains and colonized the lowlands
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