Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Sunday, 1 July 2012
Five years of smoking ban
Quick Sunday blog post: I have just learned on BBC News that today is the fifth anniversary of the smoking ban. I got so used to it I forgot. In Québec, we had it since 2006. I really dislike cigarettes and I find smoking a disgusting habit. I find tobacco companies the most cynical, amoral, dangerous kind of businesses. I always found the smell of smoke in public places, especially bars and restaurants, utterly unpleasant. I don't care about the arguments brought forward by the opponents to the smoking ban: "atmosphere" lost in pubs and bars, or the supposed negative economic impact it had on the pub industry. As if a health issue should be subservient to a very fragmentary economic interest. Anyway, I thought it deserved mention on this blog. It really made England more hospitable.