Wednesday, 3 September 2008
For the first time since the smoking ban came into place I've been experiencing life as a non-smoker and I must say, what the hell? As a smoker I found the ban mildly annoying but as a non-smoker it is mental. Now all you non-smokers know this but I never realised the extent to which exposure to cigarette smoke has increased since the ban. Every time you go out you are running a gauntlet on the street outside every pub, cafe, restaurant, shop, tube station, doctor's surgery, office block and in all the bloody parks. Far from reducing the risk of passive smoking, the ban seems to have increased it. People actually take their kids out in this? What were we all thinking?
Surely a more sensible option would have been to ban smoking outdoors. People can choose whether they want to go into a bar or cafe, but you can't really choose whether or not to walk down a street.
Actually, I think that is what they did in Tokyo.
Posted by www.stlukes.co.uk at 13:19