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Re: CHAT: Smokes was Re: CHAT: postcodes

From:Padraic Brown <elemtilas@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 25, 2002, 14:08
--- Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...> wrote:

> To me the idea of complaining about > smoking while outdoors is unthinkable, unless the > smoke is blowing into > your face, in which case you would move or ask the > smoker to move; but I > can't imagine it ever being anyone else's business > who smokes outdoors. > Indoors is a different matter obviously.
The local county government nearly passed a bill that would have made it legal for you to complain about your neighbour across the street's smoking outside, and the neighbour would be compelled to smoke inside only. [And if it isn't apparent, yes, both parties are outside, separated by maybe two or three hundred feet of air space and wind direction is irrelevant.] Happily, this bit of beaurocratic lunacy made national news within about 10 minutes, and died a quick (embarassed) death.
> s.
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