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My stomach churned on Monday night when I discovered I had lost my wallet with everything in it (driving licence, C permit, bank cards...). I went to work at 6.00 a.m. looking for it, having all my paperwork ready to cancel all my cards etc. but there it was. Whoever found it left it somewhere safe for me, not one franc was missing and I still haven't found out who returned it so I can't even thank them.


Not many places in the world would show such honesty.
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How is it not cultural?
Bad habits aren’t considered cultural? It’s not a value instilled as a national trait to be handed down by generations to come?
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Bad habits arenít considered cultural?
Habits are definitely cultural. Why do bad ones differ?


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Itís not a value instilled as a national trait to be handed down by generations to come?
You'd think it was reading some of the comments on this forum from the Swiss 'pure blood' on this forum.
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Habits are definitely cultural. Why do bad ones differ?




You'd think it was reading some of the comments on this forum from the Swiss 'pure blood' on this forum.
??? Hardly, you trying to pick a fight? Anyway...guess you are a smoker then?
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??? Hardly, you trying to pick a fight? Anyway...guess you are a smoker then?
40-a-day. Sometimes 60.
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If it's cultural, why do so many immigrants and children of immigrants smoke too?
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If it's cultural, why do so many immigrants and children of immigrants smoke too?
It's part of their culture too.

Look at those countries with high smoking rates for Europe and who also have immigrated to Switzerland in large numbers.

Kosovo
Serbia
Bosnia
Albania
Spain

Most people take their culture with them when they move/invade countries.
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If it's cultural, why do so many immigrants and children of immigrants smoke too?
Cultural? Perhaps the immigrants brought their part of their culture that is about smoking (or their succeptibility to advertising, plus pure addiction... like any Swiss smoker, too) into the global melting-pot. This thread (like so many other interesting threads) has moved in leaps and bounds, hasn't it?

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My stomach churned on Monday night when I discovered I had lost my wallet with everything in it (driving licence, C permit, bank cards...). I went to work at 6.00 a.m. looking for it, having all my paperwork ready to cancel all my cards etc. but there it was. Whoever found it left it somewhere safe for me, not one franc was missing and I still haven't found out who returned it so I can't even thank them.


Not many places in the world would show such honesty.

Probably some Swiss lady driving a car.....
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I do not consider cigarette smoking a cultural thing; more like an begrudgingly accepted bad habit. Now if you were to smoke brissagos, that'd be a different kettle of fish altogether.
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??? Hardly, you trying to pick a fight? Anyway...guess you are a smoker then?



try reading the smoking on train platform thread.........i'm sure you'll find it very educational, to say the least
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I do not consider cigarette smoking a cultural thing; more like an begrudgingly accepted bad habit. Now if you were to smoke brissagos, that'd be a different kettle of fish altogether.
But what if you didn't consider it a bad habit but a pleasant diversion?

Would you say Indians chewing paan is cultural?
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Re: The dirt on Switzerland

Do you know anyone else who smokes Brissagos besides the Swiss?

Cigarettes were very much part of the Western world's culture in the past and still is today, despite current knowledge of its health effects. I would never equate cigarettes with one specific culture.
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The thing that bothers me about the smokers in Switzerland is, that they are the most impolite smokers out of the smoking population. They somehow think their rights are infringed upon by not being able to smoke wherever they like or being kindly asked to blow the smoke politely away from other people's faces. It's not simply just an annoyance for the non-smoking population, there are people with serious health issues.

Anyway...I guess we are going off-topic, but if you were to ask me what I don't like about Switzerland, the number one thing would not be that there are so many smokers, but their general attitude about it.
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Re: The dirt on Switzerland

Some day I wish I could (wo)man up and tell the idiot who is smoking next to me to take his/her cigarette somewhere else.....
But I know I won't. I'll be the one who will move as far away as I can (maybe even apologising for the inconvenience they might endure having to move 15 cm away, who knows).
Nobody is perfect.
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Cigarettes were very much part of the Western world's culture in the past and still is today, despite current knowledge of its health effects. I would never equate cigarettes with one specific culture.
But much more so in some countries than others.


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But I know I won't. I'll be the one who will move as far away as I can (maybe even apologising for the inconvenience they might endure having to move 15 cm away, who knows).
Nobody is perfect.
Don't do it. If you ever want to see what happens when Swiss passive-aggressiveness turns to Swiss aggressiveness then that's one way of doing it.

There are so many things worth fighting for in this world but to make smoking in someone else's face the most important...seriously?

Cigarettes...worth dying for.
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But much more so in some countries than others.




Don't do it. If you ever want to see what happens when Swiss passive-aggressiveness turns to Swiss aggressiveness then that's one way of doing it.

There are so many things worth fighting for in this world but to make smoking in someone else's face the most important...seriously?

Cigarettes...worth dying for.
The jump is amazing isn't it? I once flicked off an idiot cyclist who almost ran me over, that was fun. Didn't expect the reaction, as flicking people off where I come from is equal to saying "good morning".

Man, I know you think its worth dying for (I feel that way about gin), but trust me...as a long term sufferer of serious asthma, your habit genuinely can make me and others die without the soothing pleasures of nicotine. Nobody wants you to quit, just please try to not blow your smoke in my face if you can help it. Deal?
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The jump is amazing isn't it? I once flicked off an idiot cyclist who almost ran me over, that was fun. Didn't expect the reaction, as flicking people off where I come from is equal to saying "good morning".
Rude motoring gesticulations are illegal here. Don't do it (unless you can disguise it as scratching your head or something).


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Man, I know you think its worth dying for (I feel that way about gin), but trust me...as a long term sufferer of serious asthma, your habit genuinely can make me and others die. Nobody wants you to quit, just please try to not blow your smoke in my face if you can help it. Deal?
You're new here, aren't you?
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Some day I wish I could (wo)man up and tell the idiot who is smoking next to me to take his/her cigarette somewhere else.....
But I know I won't. I'll be the one who will move as far away as I can (maybe even apologising for the inconvenience they might endure having to move 15 cm away, who knows).
Nobody is perfect.

That is why you must always carry one raw pepper and an onion with you. Stand next to smoker, chew and blow your breath in their direction and if that is not enough, release the biggest fart in history, while telling them: "sorry, is my smell bothering you? Well, I fart in your general direction, your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!"
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Rude motoring gesticulations are illegal here. Don't do it (unless you can disguise it as scratching your head or something).




You're new here, aren't you?
Really? It's illegal? WHY?? I guess that's why he said he would call the police, I was so confused as he was the one who almost ran me over, then got off his bike and charged/cursed at me.

Nope, not new - 10 years and still annoyed
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