Customers desert smoke-free restaurant (Fri Jan 18, 2008)
I quote,..” Beijing’s first smoke-free restaurant chain faces going out of business after its customers deserted it in droves after the ban was enforced, state media reported on Friday.”..”Beijing authorities had written to 30,000 restaurants asking them to put smoking bans in place, but not a single one had taken up the suggestion, the paper said.”..see more.
This is a good introduction tho the awakening smokers ’Resistance Mouvement’ against the smoke ban, engulfing most western countries and make the smokers a cast of unwanted peoples by the non-smokers and of Most Wanted people by the police authorities. Well the human ingenuity has more than one trick up his sleeve.
Here are some strategies.
I quote from Germany…”Refusing to face reality, some pub and club owners have even tried to turn their establishments into member-owning smoking clubs, like Hamburg’s Association for the Preservation of Smoke Culture and Advancement of Tolerance.”
…”The owner of the Mouse Trap pub in Schleswig-Holstein has lodged an application to turn it into a church. ‘I consider the burning of tobacco to be a religious practice,’ said Dirk Bruckner, who already boasts around 400 followers.”…
…”Indeed, another quirk in the law, allowing smokers into establishments with separate rooms, has led to an explosion of creative solutions, from no-smoker tunnels now being mass-produced out of plaster cast to mobile smoker rooms, complete with DJ and sofas, which are touring the city picking up disgruntled smokers.”…
…”One campaigner went as far as to issue a T-shirt bearing a yellow star of David along with the word ’smoker’, comparing the ‘persecution’ of smokers to that of Jews under the Nazis. The outrage of Jewish groups led to its withdrawal.”…see more.
Here is another funny subversion.
I quote …”A restaurateur in Lower Saxony has refused to be deterred by the state’s new ban on smoking in bars and restaurants: He has sawed three holes in the wall so patrons can smoke “outside.”…”With the “smoking point,” customers can put their heads through the large hole in the middle and one hand through each of the two smaller side-holes. The patrons can then legally enjoy a cigarette without having to leave the comfort of the inn.”…see more.
You may also invoke smoking in the Name of Art, I quote…”A Lyon, le Café 203 se proclame “café fumeur”
“I consider myself a resilient in times of peace,” said Christophe Cedat, owner of Cafe 203″…” Beyond the bravado against this Act “public health” is an “act of artistic déliquance” that the Cafe 203 proposes to do. The smoldering ashtrays are accompanied by a few words: “Smoking, you participate in an act of delinquency that can also be viewed as a work of art. You leave the imprint of your addiction to tobacco, to be fixed forever.” see more here, (in French).
It has been said that smoking is great after sex, but to enjoy this situation you have to be a smoker.. and if you are not, don’t you feel great after sex? well the non-smoker obviously feel great but the ‘miserable’ smoker need not only to make sex and smoke, he needs his cigarettes with his beer, his work, his reading a book, his being together with his friends, his moods, with his whole life.
The Smoking Ban made justice with the non-smokers and by the same token create an Achilles Heel by not providing a compromise for the smokers. Remember the alcohol prohibition in the USA? Well here is an anlysis made by Mark Thornton in 1991, named “Alcohol Prohibition Was a Failure”. I quote..”The lessons of Prohibition remain important today [perhaps also today January 2008, my words]. They apply not only to the debate over the war on drugs but also to the mounting efforts to drastically reduce access to alcohol and tobacco and to such issues as censorship and bans on insider trading, abortion, and gambling”…see more here.
Is Harry Potter (Daniel Racliffe) a happy smoker?
Smoking Ban the “Art of Smoking”
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