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Old 01.11.2012, 13:11
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Re: Reporting smoking on trains?

If it makes you feel better.... report it.

At the end of the day they shouldnt be smoking on the trains.

if it were a once off situation i wouldnt bother
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Old 08.12.2012, 04:07
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Re: Reporting smoking on trains?

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DB, thanks. I kind of was pissed off by the thick smoke, on the other hand I thought - well, the teenagers, at least they're not drunk.
Trouble is, most people seem to think it's only kids that react. Need I remind you that kids with asthma grow up to be adults with asthma when they're exposed to second hand smoke?

I've had two asthma attacks because of smoking on trains in a years. Both times, I had to get an off-insurance Ventolin inhaler from a pharmacist without prescription (I am deeply grateful for the bahnhof pharmacy at Zurich HB) .. okay, so it was only about 20 chf, but it's more that smokers think they're just causing a stink or inconvenience. I wonder if they know what it's like to have their throats close in because of someone else's inconsiderate nature.

I give this whole smoking thing maybe another 20 years before it's relegated to back alleys. For the people that love the nicotine, why not switch to electronic cigarettes?
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Old 08.12.2012, 10:11
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Re: Reporting smoking on trains?

Just let them know that you've called the authorities who will be along to escort them from the train and fine them.

Of course, that depends how brave you are.

When I was young and foolish, a slightly younger and even more foolish girl was smoking on the top deck of a bus. I asked her to stop and she just swore. So I shook the can of coke I had, aimed carefully and opened it. It put the fire out.
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Old 08.12.2012, 10:31
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Just let them know that you've called the authorities who will be along to escort them from the train and fine them.

Of course, that depends how brave you are.

When I was young and foolish, a slightly younger and even more foolish girl was smoking on the top deck of a bus. I asked her to stop and she just swore. So I shook the can of coke I had, aimed carefully and opened it. It put the fire out.
I've a nasty habit of taking the cigarettes right out of their mouth, snapping them in half and tossing them on the ground (usually reserved for people who stand halfway inside lighting up or smoking when it's cold out). When I was younger, I'd put the cigarette out in my hand - but my calloused hands have gotten rather softer since I left construction, and it's no longer a good idea. Used to scare the bejeesus out of people, though.

Just call the Bahnpolizei and let them know when you see smokers on the train. They might do something, they might not, but it's about the best alternative most people have.
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Re: Reporting smoking on trains?

Sorry but this is NOT the same!

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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!
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Just let them know that you've called the authorities who will be along to escort them from the train and fine them.

Of course, that depends how brave you are.

When I was young and foolish, a slightly younger and even more foolish girl was smoking on the top deck of a bus. I asked her to stop and she just swore. So I shook the can of coke I had, aimed carefully and opened it. It put the fire out.
Did she stay dry?
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Old 08.12.2012, 14:18
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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.
don't bother too much hassle for such minor "offense", personally I would just change coach and maybe tell the conductor if I saw him...
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Old 08.12.2012, 19:09
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Re: Reporting smoking on trains?

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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.
which route did this happen on?
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Old 08.12.2012, 19:43
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Re: Reporting smoking on trains?

Hi,

I have to say it is a long time since I have seen anyone smoke on a train. There a few parts of Basel station which are non smoking...sadly not yet the whole station. If I am in one of those parts of the station where you are not allowed to smoke and I see someone smoking I usually tell them politely in German that it is a non smoking area. Normally, they apologise for not realising their mistake and either put out the cigarette or move immediately into the the smoking area and out of the smoking area. It is a bit weird when it is so clearly sign posted that it is a smoke free area they still continue to smoke.

On the train I would definitely move carriages and tell the person checking the tickets. It is really unfair for the other passengers for a few people to spoil the journey for other people.

Isn't sad that it is nearly 2013 and this is still a problem in Switzerland.

Have fun

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