I had to go to the village, and of course ended up at the coffee shop.
I may have mentioned this but the Anti Smoking Nazis have declared some of the tables outside to be non smoking, as some of the smoke may get inside. How fucking moronic can you get!
I did some simple arithmetic.
Approximate volume of shop interior = 64,000 litres.
Capacity of lungs used in normal breathing = .5 litres.
So… if I took a full lungfull of tobacco smoke and breathed it out in the shop, I would have displaced 1/128,000 of pure air with foul carcinogenic lethal fumes.
I smoke a pipe, so I only ‘exhale’ a mouthful which can’t be more than about 10ccs, or 1/100 of a litre.
so my displacement has become 1/640,000.
Even that is assuming that my exhale is pure smoke with no air involved.
So, we’ll say a 50/50 mix. Displacement is now 1/1,280,000. And that is assuming that 100% of tobacco smoke is carcinogenic, which it isn’t.
Now all that is assuming that I have exhaled indoors, but I’m talking outdoors. So what percentage of my smoke is accidentally going to blow in the door? We’ll be generous and say 10%.
So I have to sit in the windy part of the terrace, in case I pollute the air by a factor of less than one in ten million????
It’s no wonder I hate those PC Nazis.