[thechat] new law on smoking over there?

John Handelaar john at userfrenzy.com
Fri Dec 1 08:40:00 CST 2006

Joel D Canfield wrote:
> But, if folks want to set up a private club, is it likely the
> legislation will really be applied to stopping that? 

Count on it.

They drone on about it being a health issue, but
that's a handy side effect, not the prime motivation.

The real issue is not that they dislike smoking.

The real reason is that they absolutely loathe the
people who smoke.  They'll ban it in your house,
too, at the first opportunity they get.

[Why else would they still be pushing smoking bans
in the face of mounting evidence that not only does
it Not Work in its stated objective of reducing
tobacco consumption, but can be (and in Ireland, is)
directly responsible for a massive *increase*
in smoking, *especially* among the under-30s?]

[Also in Ireland, one in every seven pubs has closed
permanently.  And in order to prevent customers from
freezing to death in the street, all the ones which
are left have installed electric or butane burners
out front - which in aggregate are chewing up so much
new extra electricity that we now need an ENTIRE
NEW POWER STATION just to fuel them.]

*God*, but how I hate these idiots.


(Now not a smoker, but avowedly never *ever* siding
with the pious ex-smoker quasi-religious anti-scientific
goose-stepping twunt brigade.)

John Handelaar

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