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Thread #68316   Message #1150343
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
30-Mar-04 - 03:54 PM
Thread Name: DDay for smoking ban in Ireland
Subject: RE: DDay for smoking ban in Ireland
"Why don't you smoke off..."

I imagine there are going to be various social innovations such as Smokeasies and Smoking Shebeens. The old private party in the back room that is party of the landlord's house will coem back into vogue...

One interesting point which doesn't appear to have had much attention is that apparently the legislation only covers tobacco. According to this site the Cigarette Machine Operators Association has imported one million aromatic cigarettes ahead of the ban.

That could be interesting. "No, no, this isn't tobacco, it's an alternative smoking mixture!" "Well, that's all right than - you had me worried for a moment."   I wonder how aromatic those ciggies are going to get...

"Publicans themselves will have to be sure the cigarettes do not contain a tobacco product and then it's up to them whether they wish to actually allow the smoking of them or not," said Valerie Robinson of the Office of Tobacco Control.