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Thread #68316   Message #1151922
Posted By: RichM
01-Apr-04 - 09:42 AM
Thread Name: DDay for smoking ban in Ireland
Subject: RE: DDay for smoking ban in Ireland
When a citywide smoking ban (applying to public places, including restaurants and bars) became law here (Ottawa, Canada) the very same grumbling about infringement of rights started up. That was a couple of years ago.

I am a non-smoker who had given up playing gigs in bars because of the smoke.
Now, smokers smoke outside, and air is fresher inside. I once again can enjoy doing gigs in bars.

I don't have to breathe stale smoke (and singers breath a lot of it in bars), or wash my clothes immediately when i go home.Not to mention the benefit for my lungs. No more yellow phlegm in the morning from second hand smoke.

My advice is relax, Ireland. It'll settle down within a few weeks.

Rich McCarthy