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Re: Smokers on railway stations

I would tend to agree, although what about those who drink beer, wine, etc?
Should they also be punished, put into custody or whatever? I do not think so.
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I would tend to agree, although what about those who drink beer, wine, etc?
Should they also be punished, put into custody or whatever? I do not think so.
It depends where they do it and in what quantities.
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Old 05.09.2019, 12:40
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I would tend to agree, although what about those who drink beer, wine, etc?
Should they also be punished, put into custody or whatever? I do not think so.
There are already laws regarding intoxication due to excessive alcohol consumption.

What was your point?
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I would tend to agree, although what about those who drink beer, wine, etc?
Should they also be punished, put into custody or whatever? I do not think so.
[Sarcasm]Ah yes, the cancerous fumes that get blown across the station coming from a glass of wine...[/Sarcasm]
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Ah yes, the cancerous fumes that get blown across the station coming from a glass of wine...
Exactly how cancerous are they in those concentrations? Is there some kind of study?

Not denying that the whiff isn't too pleasant but I'm not sure the facts would stack up that it causes cancer to the average bystander any more than the general ambient pollution would.


EDIT - ah, "sarcasm" explains it...

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Exactly how cancerous are they in those concentrations? Is there some kind of study?

Not denying that the whiff isn't too pleasant but I'm not sure the facts would stack up that it causes cancer to the average bystander any more than the general ambient pollution would.
I edited my post.
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I would tend to agree, although what about those who drink beer, wine, etc?
Should they also be punished, put into custody or whatever? I do not think so.

You might indeed be punished if you throw a glass of wine over someone else.
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Old 09.11.2019, 16:13
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Re: Smokers on railway stations

Well what do these dumb smokers care about about the environment. Just throw the butt on the ground. Dumb people!
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Re: Smokers on railway stations

Unfortunately this is the case at crowded bus stops in Geneva.


Some people even don't mind to come and sit next to you and start smoking. The problem is that there is no legal rule to avoid this.


Time for gathering signatures for a referendum?Or asking MPs to work on this (not sure how it works but perhaps those who know can comment on this).
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Old 14.11.2019, 18:55
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Re: Smokers on railway stations

Forget it. Swiss politicians are in the pockets of big tobacco.
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Old 14.11.2019, 19:00
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Forget it. Swiss politicians are in the pockets of big tobacco.
Or the other way round. We used to have a Bundesrat called Villiger, remember. When he was voted in, he officially withdrew from the company, which is now run by his brother.
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Old 14.11.2019, 19:07
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Re: Smokers on railway stations

Speaking of tobacco; if anyone hear of a case of "vaping" lung pneumonia in Switzerland I would very much appreciate if you got that patient/doctor in contact with me.
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Speaking of tobacco; if anyone hear of a case of "vaping" lung pneumonia in Switzerland I would very much appreciate if you got that patient/doctor in contact with me.
I know of one. But the patient died a miserable death from pneumonia and the doctor shot himself!
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This was a big shock coming over from Australia.

For what I thought was a ‘healthy’ culture in Switzerland, The amount of people punching down cancer sticks continues to blow me away.

I have made a comment or 2 when some er lit up next to me and kids. No tolerance for shit behaviour. Up there with the Chinese tourists that love to hock up some big flem in the middle of Lucerne - grots

Oops... apparently can’t say f’er here.

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Re: Smokers on railway stations

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This was a big shock coming over from Australia.

For what I thought was a ‘healthy’ culture in Switzerland, The amount of people punching down cancer sticks continues to blow me away.

I have made a comment or 2 when some er lit up next to me and kids. No tolerance for shit behaviour. Up there with the Chinese tourists that love to hock up some big flem in the middle of Lucerne - grots

Oops... apparently can’t say f’er here.
The worst is the butts ( cigarette butts ). These smokers really shit up everywhere especially on the tram and bus stops.
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Re: Smokers on railway stations

My heart is cheered by thinking of the strain you place upon your heart worrying about this. As a smoker I’ll outlive you :-)
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Old 05.03.2020, 20:34
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Re: Smokers on railway stations

It's funny, but I've seen less people smoking in the street since the latest news...did anyone else noticed the same thing?
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It's funny, but I've seen less people smoking in the street since the latest news...did anyone else noticed the same thing?
Hmmm I do notice that Nyon & Geneva stations seem to have pretty compliant people, only smoking behind the blue line or designated spots.. I don't really notice it on the street.

On a semi related note, a few months ago the media had a ticker and regular updates on the number of people who had died vaping or were suffering acute lung problems. We saw numbers per country, sick and dead .. etc.
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Re: Smokers on railway stations

Annoys the hell out of me, and I think I'm of a fairly liberal cast of mind. We have a 1 year old boy, and I have been astonished by the number of times people would light up right next to his pushchair on a railway platform - at stations along the Vevey-Geneva line.

Imposing your second-hand smoke on adults is one thing, and bad enough, but when children are concerned it's quite another.
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Annoys the hell out of me, and I think I'm of a fairly liberal cast of mind. We have a 1 year old boy, and I have been astonished by the number of times people would light up right next to his pushchair on a railway platform - at stations along the Vevey-Geneva line.

Imposing your second-hand smoke on adults is one thing, and bad enough, but when children are concerned it's quite another.
Just ask them to do it somewhere else. And say thank you.
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