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Old 08.10.2012, 20:38
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Re: Reporting smoking on trains?

Yes by all means report it.

I wouldn't necessarily call the SBB Transportpolizei but mentioning at the next train station should not take too much time. You might actually be doing the station chief a favor, since he can use the complaint as an excuse to escalate it higher.
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Old 08.10.2012, 20:40
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Re: Reporting smoking on trains?

Reporting it might result in a more vigilant conductor check on that particular train and time in the future.
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Old 08.10.2012, 21:04
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Re: Reporting smoking on trains?

I`d reply to this but the smokers vs. the anti-smokers get so stupid, so quickly as to make anything else moot.

In the train, report it. Otherwise, stuff it.
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Old 01.11.2012, 02:59
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Boy do we hate Blockwart mentality here.
Sorry, I find it hard to compare someone who doesn't want to be exposed to second hand smoke to a person who's position it was to enforce Nazi policy during WWII
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Old 01.11.2012, 07:20
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Sorry, I find it hard to compare someone who doesn't want to be exposed to second hand smoke to a person who's position it was to enforce Nazi policy during WWII
The OP has every right to a smoke free train so yes report it as the traisn are not permitted smoking locations. Smokers will tell you otherwise but to smoke on a smoke free train they do not have the right they should damn well wait till they get off the train.
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Sorry, I find it hard to compare someone who doesn't want to be exposed to second hand smoke to a person who's position it was to enforce Nazi policy during WWII
Is it really? IMHO there is not much difference between a health taliban and a blockwart. Both are telling on other people for ideological reasons. Tell the smokers off immediately if you don't like what they are doing. It can't be that difficult!
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Old 01.11.2012, 09:49
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Re: Reporting smoking on trains?

Wanting smoke free carriages = Ideological reasons? What have you been smoking???
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Old 01.11.2012, 10:00
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Re: Reporting smoking on trains?

Ask them to stop. If they don't, act in the interests of public safety and extinguish the source using a fire extinguisher. Aim directly at the base of the fire and empty the full contents towards the offending individual(s).
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Old 01.11.2012, 10:37
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Tell the smokers off immediately if you don't like what they are doing. It can't be that difficult!
well, but what do you expect is going to happen but that 50% chance you might get into trouble? these kids 6am in the morning return from clubbing. smoking on the train implies theyre still in the haze. so a) they laugh about you (if they understand at all what you are saying) b) punch you in the face/ start trouble. and that infront of your child. wow. well done.

id say: "hey leute... muss das sein? ich kann ja verstehen, dass ihr noch ein bisschen im party modus seid, aber nehmt doch ein wenig rücksicht und macht die kippen aus?! danke." -> "guys, i dont want to bother you much as i know....party mode n stuff, but please stub the fags? its not cool, be nice and stub them, eh? cheers." and then either wait for that to happen or just leave. because telling them off in a aggressive/this is the law-style can result in a more unpleasent situation... jm2c.
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Old 01.11.2012, 11:14
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Wanting smoke free carriages = Ideological reasons? What have you been smoking???
Most of the Health talibans are nothing else than hypocrits. They tell on people for smoking, but drive the biggest SUV, let the engine run without any reason and put more people in danger than smokers do. To me that's a "blockwart-mentality". They also couldn't see anything wrong in their doing.
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Old 01.11.2012, 11:15
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Today I've boarded a train at about 6am, and there were many young adults openly smoking in it.
No ticket controller in sight.
I was with a kid so we had to move elsewhere as the smoke was thick, and I did not risk telling them what I thought.

Do people report this? Or would it be overreaction? They weren't cutting the upholstery :-)
If yes then where? I would rather report the train staff inaction instead.
I got on a train one morning, had settled down with the newspaper, was looking forward to a bit of peace, when a woman entered the carriage and sat opposite me.

Her perfume was SO overpoweringly strong I began to not be able to breath without wanting to puke. I considered asking her if she bathed in the stuff, or did she spill the entire bottle on herself that morning, or did she use it to disguise the fact that she never showered? Or what?

But then I decided to just get up and try another seat further away.
That did not work, the smell was still overpowering.
So I went to the next carriage.
I`m so glad the trains have more than just one carriage.

Should I report this?
It was just as bad as anyone smoking!
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well, but what do you expect is going to happen but that 50% chance you might get into trouble? these kids 6am in the morning return from clubbing. smoking on the train implies theyre still in the haze. so a) they laugh about you (if they understand at all what you are saying) b) punch you in the face/ start trouble. and that infront of your child. wow. well done.

id say: "hey leute... muss das sein? ich kann ja verstehen, dass ihr noch ein bisschen im party modus seid, aber nehmt doch ein wenig rücksicht und macht die kippen aus?! danke." -> "guys, i dont want to bother you much as i know....party mode n stuff, but please stub the fags? its not cool, be nice and stub them, eh? cheers." and then either wait for that to happen or just leave. because telling them off in a aggressive/this is the law-style can result in a more unpleasent situation... jm2c.
Much too nice. I'd say it this way "Entschuldigung, aber der Qualm stört mich. Springt aus dem Zug und raucht draussen weiter!"
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Old 01.11.2012, 11:19
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I got on a train one morning, had settled down with the newspaper, was looking forward to a bit of peace, when a woman entered the carriage and sat opposite me.

Her perfume was SO overpoweringly strong I began to not be able to breath without wanting to puke. I considered asking her if she bathed in the stuff, or did she spill the entire bottle on herself that morning, or did she use it to disguise the fact that she never showered? Or what?

But then I decided to just get up and try another seat further away.
That did not work, the smell was still overpowering.
So I went to the next carriage.
I`m so glad the trains have more than just one carriage.

Should I report this?
It was just as bad as anyone smoking!
No.

Take your phone out of your pocket and answer it. Then hold it out to her and tell her it's for her. When she looks puzzled, explain that its one of your relatives from your home country and they wanted to tell her they could smell her from there.
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No.

Take your phone out of your pocket and answer it. Then hold it out to her and tell her it's for her. When she looks puzzled, explain that its one of your relatives from your home country and they wanted to tell her they could smell her from there.
Aaahhh, so maybe that would work with smokers too?
Tell them the Chief Director of SBB is on the line and wants to speak to the Smokers in the train - their smoke has alerted his Hotline, and the Satelite is tracking them.
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Aaahhh, so maybe that would work with smokers too?
Tell them the Chief Director of SBB is on the line and wants to speak to the Smokers in the train - their smoke has alerted his Hotline, and the Satelite is tracking them.
Tut cannons and Scowl missiles armed, right?
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Old 01.11.2012, 11:50
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No.

Take your phone out of your pocket and answer it. Then hold it out to her and tell her it's for her. When she looks puzzled, explain that its one of your relatives from your home country and they wanted to tell her they could smell her from there.

This had me laughing extra loud
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Most of the Health talibans are nothing else than hypocrits. They tell on people for smoking, but drive the biggest SUV, let the engine run without any reason and put more people in danger than smokers do. To me that's a "blockwart-mentality". They also couldn't see anything wrong in their doing.
Irrational, unfounded, generalization of the day award goes to you bud......
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Re: Reporting smoking on trains?

What's stopping the antismoking, antiperfume, antifarting crowd from buying a car and leaving public transport to those of us who can cope with the fact that our fellow mortals are smelly, noisy and a bit irritating at times?
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They don't like the smell of car exhaust either. And don't get them started on petrol fumes...
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Re: Reporting smoking on trains?

Some trains come with these fitted between carriages to be used on flagrant flouters of the no-smoking rule.

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