[ANNOUNCE] smokers.pm / debauchery.pm meet

Struan Donald lpm at exo.org.uk
Wed Jul 4 09:17:26 BST 2007

* at 02/07 22:34 +0100 Nicholas Clark said:
> I guess tomorrow and then Thursday we get to find out
> what no-longer-smoking pubs are like. As the topic on #london.pm puts it:
>   no more smoking in pubs! yay! next on the agenda telling jokes, dogs and
>   blokes in cloth caps - welcome to WINE BAR WORLD
> I hope that it doesn't come to this. I don't like wine bars.) 

Living in a more progressive part of the country we've had a smoking
ban for years [0] and I really like it. Friends who are smokers don't
seem to mind it too much and for the non-smokers it's a great thing.
Pubs are still pubs, they just no longer smell of smoke and nor do
you and your clothes the next day. 

As an added bonus there's a noticeable increase in the number of pubs
with beer gardens - although in practice this often translates to the
scruffy bit out the back of the pub where they used to store junk now
has some tables.

And it doesn't seem to have any effect on the number of people in the
pubs I frequent. 


[0] 1.2 ish.

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