Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Don't believe everything you read...


As all good smokers know, the first modern, nationwide tobacco ban was imposed by the Nazi Party in every German university, post office, military hospital and Nazi Party office, under the auspices of Dr Karl Astel's Institute for Tobacco Hazards Research, created in 1941 under direct orders from Adolf Hitler himself. Where Germany leads, England follows...

Personally, I think that in terms of pubs & clubs, it should have been left to the 'Personal License Holders' & 'Premises Supervisors' discretion but with the obligation that the exterior of the buildings were clearly signposted 'Smoking' or 'Non-smoking'. Anyway on a free vote of the House of Commons voted for an all out ban. Today, at considerable cost, not to mention general aggravation, work started on building the new smoking area at my pub.

I will post some pictures when (if) it is (ever) finished...

By the way, one very anti-social, hitherto unthought of affect of all this is the spread of those exterior patio heaters. As a heat source, they do more damage to the environment in terms of CO2 emissions than just about any other form of domestic heating...

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matt
Hitler was a vegetarian therefore all vegetarians must be Nazis.
Herman Goering enjoyed foxhunting therefore all fox hunters must be nazis.

4:25 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talking of heat emissions... Spotted in a pub last night in Bitterne. A gaggle of Labour Party members enjoying a pint. What was funny was that the left were sitting on a table in one corner, and round the bar in another corner, and as far away as possible were the Blair and Brownites. Nice to know that Labour's councillors and their activists are such good friends.

12:44 pm  
Anonymous Roderick said...

Matt, Might I be of some assistance. (In reality a not very subtle plug for Toquetobacco.com) I sell smokeless tobacco (snuff) to among others publicans. Most selling snuff have got free advertising in their local papers and enjoy an increase in curious customers wanting to try snuff as an alternative to cigarettes. Please have a look at our website and if I can be of help don’t hesitate in contacting me.
Roderick

12:38 pm  

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