In Britain, aprroximatelly a year ago, it was deemed illegal to smoke into pubs. This excostracized many smokers, and caused them to quit because they could not enjoy a cigarette with their beer at the end of a day. The reason, as many of you know, was that it was for the safety of the workers in the pubs, and the non smokers.
There is soon to be a law that will ban smoking in every single public place, even outdoors. Smokers will in fact be forced to smoke only at their house, friends houses who are okay with it, or designated places in public.
Discuss. For the smoking ban? Partially for? Againt?
I personally am partially for the smoking ban. Banning smoking in a pub is acceptable. However, in an attempt not to alienate the smoking % (Which, admittedly, is low in the UK, but in other countries where this law is applicant is rather high) there could be designated pubs which could be 'smoking'. Ergo, if your a non smoker or someone seeking work, have a drink or apply here at your own risk of second hand smoke.
The liscences to a pub which allows this would be hard to attain and take time, to make sure an economic inbalance would not be created. Also, smoking could be allowed after a designated time. (e.g 19:00-01:00)
As for no smoking even in outdoors? I find it simply ludicrous. It doesnt take half a second for you, being a smoker, or not, to move 5 meters away from the other person. Second hand smoke problem finished.
Anarchy mode, discuss.