November 30, 2006

Smoking ban from 1 July

Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6196910.stm

So, only a few months to go, before smoking is banned in enclosed public spaces.

Perhaps I could even start going out to the Union. :) No more coming back home smelling of tobacco.

<insert controversial statement about last year’s referendum motion here>


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  1. Chris Hawley

    Huzzah, this will indeed be a great day for non-smokers who hate going out and smelling of smoke the next day.

    Although, saying that the union has, despite failing miserably to implement the smoking ban that was voted for last year, at least managed to increase the number of non-smoking areas and this has indeed improved the venue (in my opinion). Cholo, for example, has been non-smoking since the start of term – and I can now happily sit there and enjoy my lunch without being smoked out by someone with their cancer-stick. Admittedly this doesn’t help with actually going out on a night, as there’s some unavoidable smoking areas that exist between non-smoking bits and all the bars, but it’s still been a start, and a good one at that.

    30 Nov 2006, 23:07

  2. Yes, I recently stated that I believe the smoking ban referendum was worthwhile. Perhaps I should post a retrospective some time.

    30 Nov 2006, 23:36

  3. I’m afraid you’ll find you enjoyment of the smokefree union shortlived. Because when people realise they can’t smoke, the Union will collapse inward upon itself like the house in Poltergeist.
    Or that could be a load of wank. Take note you dippy Sabbs from last year.

    I wonder how Rococo will fare… That place is disgusting of a lunch time (well it was last year).

    30 Nov 2006, 23:56

  4. Heh, the Sabbs would argue that the Union will be fine to compete, if it’s on a level playing field.

    Rococo was my favourite Union outlet four years ago, when it was pretty much smoke free. I’ve been feeding my caffeine addiction elsewhere since then, though.

    01 Dec 2006, 00:02

  5. I gave up in there when I couldn’t actually see their ridiculous prices through the smog.

    01 Dec 2006, 17:15

  6. Pete W

    I am sad I won’t be around to enjoy a smoke free union.

    I don’t want to drag up the old “hold a referendum and then ignore it when it doesn’t give you the result you want” chestnut but…

    ... the whole experience undermines the concept of democracy. That issue was one of the only things I actually cared enough to vote about (yep, most of the previous referendums were on things that to be honest didn’t really affect me at all), so I took the time to vote.

    A good president would have upheld the result, not make pitiful excuses.

    02 Dec 2006, 13:37


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