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Posted By: Joybell
01-Apr-04 - 05:44 PM
Thread Name: DDay for smoking ban in Ireland
Subject: RE: DDay for smoking ban in Ireland
I've never chosen to actively smoke. In 1962 I began my work in a hospital. Everyone smoked in there - staff and patients alike. "You can't ban smoking" they said, "It makes the misery a little easier to take". Smoking wasn't banned in hospitals in Australia until the late 1980s. From 1970 I also worked in an office and in restuarants as a singer. By the time I was 30 I was beginning to get attacks of asthma. "Find another job", they said, "If you can't take the heat get out of the kitchen". Until the 1980s when things - very slowly! began to change there were no smoke free work places, no smoke free public places to meet friends. Only theatres were smoke free. Not before time that the change has come, I say. Joy