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.