Time gentlemen please

A BAN on the sale of cigarettes in pubs and clubs has been proposed in a report by the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children.


Are they scared that all those kiddies who frequent the pubs and clubs will buy their fags there instead of in the corner shop?

It just means that those smokers who do frequent pubs and clubs will have to buy their supplies before going to the pub or club.  Mind you, any smoker who frequents a non-smoking pub deserves to be discommoded – the publicans didn't lift a finger to stop the ban so they deserve the crap trade and loss of business.

They also want to restrict the sale of fags so they can't be bought between 7am and 9am and between 6pm and they-don't-say-when.

Presumably this is to prevent the cheeeeelren buying fags?  If so they have a lot to learn as the kids will just carry on getting them from where they usually get 'em – bumming/borrowing/stealing from their parents/big brother/big sister, or far more likely, from the nice Man with a Van who doesn't give a shite about opening hours or age restrictions.

I suppose it will affect the honest worker who is law abiding [are there any of those these days?] who won't be able to buy his Silk Cut on the way to work any more?  Next we'll have employers complaining that workers are taking "shopping breaks" as well as "smoking breaks" and blaming the smoker when it's really the Anti-Smokers who are at fault?

Let's be clear about one thing – this is not about health.  It has nothing whatsoever to do with health.  It was never about health.  It is solely about making life as awkward as possible for the smoker, and they are doing it just because they can.

I bet they spend their evenings pulling the wings off flies.

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Time gentlemen please — 6 Comments

  1. They didn't mention Patrick's bridge in Cork in that report either. Then again, those sales take place mostly after 5.30 knock off time for civil servants!

    • There's a great idea for a website – a map showing the locations and times to find Man With a Van?  Trouble is those Anti-Smoker bastards would see it too….

  2. Sounds like another good excuse to fine the bejeezus out of anyone who dares smoke anywhere and in any way. So what's next? The ASP (Anti-Smoking Police) squad sitting around in unmarked vans pointing infrared/thermal sensor guns at your general vicinity? Another fine way to line the coffers of the politicians who voted for this idiocy government.

    • It's all down to vindictive bullying and nagging.  They are doing it because they can.

      They are starting to apply "the tobacco template" to other lifestyles of which they disapprove.  How soon before the overweight and the drinkers wake up to this?

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