Please delay your emergency for an hour — 20 Comments

  1. stupidest thing I have read in awhile! And most the health care workers I've seen hanging about were smoking on break.

    • It is completely unenforceable.  Can you imagine the negative publicity if the Old Folk are left without healthcare visits just because of an imaginary danger from a tiny wisp of smoke?

  2. step by step they always have to increase their grip on you and your life it can never and is never just the thing they wanted the law for its always the tip of the wedge always with out fail ….this is literally creeping totalitarianism  look at england now where their goverment wants to ban ANYTHING message based they cant spy on fuck you and your freedoms ….We really need to take our selfs back from these bastards 

    • It is creeping totalitarianism.  What's worse, I can't see any end to it.  They want to control every single aspect of our lives and the only way to fight back is to completely ignore them.

      • Indeed be your own man its the only way to operate now.Just be smart enough to toe the line as close as possible where it counts no reason to cause yourself unneeded hassle 

  3. I thought it had been proved that second hand smoke isn't harmful. Or are they still using the old manual. 

    • It was never proved it was harmful in the first place.  They tweaked tortured the figures until they got the result they were looking for.  Using the criteria they applied it would probably be far more dangerous to wash down an aspirin with a glass of tap water.

  4. We are verily well and truly down the rabbit hole now. The lunatics have taken over the asylum.

  5. Just three years ago a relative of mine was being taken to hospital via ambulance following a suspected heart attack. He has the gift of the gab and he talked the ambulance into stopping and got one of the HSE staff to pop into a shop and buy him a packet of cigs. He puffed away whilst they continued the journey and arrived quite relaxed at the destination! Oh, and he survived fine.

    • It is little nuggets like this that gives me hope for the future of this country.

      When Herself was in hospital last year she happily puffed away on an electrofag.  The nurses were more curious [and supportive] than anything else, despite there being a total ban on the devices in hospitals.

  6. Forgot to say, no news on the HSE staff though. I guess they've all popped their clogs following this outrageous event!

  7. To say this blows my mind would be a an understatement–partly because I don't have a whole lot of mind left to blow. Still, this falls under the category of "you-got-to-be-kidding-me". If I needed an ambulance in a hurry and the EMT's ran in, smelled cigarette smoke and started to tell me they couldn't stay due to blah,  blah, blah, they'd soon be taking care of the business they came for under the business end of my rifle and to hell with the consequences.

    • It just goes to show how far the Nannies have sunk in this country.  If this is enforced it will only be a matter of time before someone sues the arse off them.

      You note incidentally that the primary concern is for the staff and not the patient?  They have become a mockery of themselves.

  8. This is beyond over the top! As has been noted in other comments, Secind hand smoke has never been determined to be a health hazard.  The studies used to justify that conclusion were either outright lies or manipulated to reach that conclusion,  In short the smoking ban was based on lies.  This isn't about health; it's about social control. It is time to exert political action to amend and repeal these bans.  This current ban flies in the face of all reason and compasion. 

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