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    Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, Mayor of London, is to be asked if he will bring in a law which will prohibit smoking in all London's Parks and Trafalgar Square.

    It is felt that as the parks are used for people exercising smoke in the air would be contrary to the general demeanour of the parks.

    It has been established that smokers are now down to eighteen and a half percent of the UK population and that the eighty two and a half percent of non-smokers should be allowed a wider smoke-free atmosphere.

    I for one hope to see this law passed not only in London but throughout the UK. Amongst other things it will encourage children not to start and make life more tolerable for others.

    Will it be long before a cruise line takes a similarly brave stand? .....Neil

    Well it is Stoptober

    #2
    Here we go again..
    Regards
    Garfield

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      #3
      I think you will find Neil, the RCI are planning to increase the smoking areas on its Ships !!!!

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        #4
        Originally posted by Rustynails, Wimborne View Post
        I think you will find Neil, the RCI are planning to increase the smoking areas on its Ships !!!!
        Hi Rusty
        Neil won't sail RCI..they're FUN ships..

        Regards
        Garfield

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          #5
          Smoking In Casinos On Board Royal Caribbean

          I know the smokers take a hammering, no smoking in public areas indoors, no smoking on Balconies, smoking only in designated areas on deck. There is however one area that a few cruise lines make an exception to banning smoking, and that is in the Casino’s.

          Casino RCCL

          I have just received an email from a client who was not happy that he could not use the Casino on board Independence Of The Seas, as it was full of smokers. He wrote to Royal Caribbean to express his disappointment at this, and here is their reply:

          This change was made in consideration of ongoing guest feedback, with the intention to find a reasonable balance between the needs of smoking and non-smoking guests. We feel this revision is in line with our commitment to provide a clean, comfortable environment for our guests. At this time, we do not anticipate making any changes to the policy. In conjunction with the balcony smoking restriction, Royal Caribbean will be enhancing (and expanding, where possible) the smoking areas on the exterior decks of our ships. We hope that with the balcony restriction, and the enhanced exterior smoking areas, we can find as much of a happy balance between our smoking and non-smoking guests as possible.

          Reading the above, it does seem that Royal Caribbean plan to expand the number of areas where clients can smoke.

          I have to say, this does surprise me, all the emphasis over the last few years has been on cruise lines reducing the number of areas where smokers can go.

          I would love to hear your thoughts, I know that opinion is divided, but I really thought that most passengers would be praising the cruise lines for decreasing the smoking areas, but it seems not.

          As always, you can call me on 0330 303 8286 or email me at johnc@cruise.co.uk




          Written by: John

          Cruise With John 0800 408 6186 johnc@cruise.co.uk

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            #6
            Originally posted by Neil Down, Southampton View Post
            Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, Mayor of London, is to be asked if he will bring in a law which will prohibit smoking in all London's Parks and Trafalgar Square.

            It is felt that as the parks are used for people exercising smoke in the air would be contrary to the general demeanour of the parks.

            It has been established that smokers are now down to eighteen and a half percent of the UK population and that the eighty two and a half percent of non-smokers should be allowed a wider smoke-free atmosphere.

            I for one hope to see this law passed not only in London but throughout the UK. Amongst other things it will encourage children not to start and make life more tolerable for others.

            Will it be long before a cruise line takes a similarly brave stand? .....Neil

            Well it is Stoptober
            Go for it Boris.

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              #7
              Hi all
              Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson,Fascist Mayor of London
              JC
              C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
              "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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                #8
                I totally agree Neil.
                The nicotine worshippers are gradually being squeezed into tighter spaces and any move to squeeze them into even tighter spaces is most welcome.
                A total ban in public open spaces will help to deter youngsters from putting their first foot on to the addiction ladder.
                If the non-smoker section of society is now 82.5% then it should be possible to push this to 90%.
                I suppose that the remaining 10%, the no hopers, will never give up but will always remain being not only a public nuisance but also a public health threat.
                If you had asked ten years ago if cruise lines would impose no smoking rules the answer would have been a resounding no, but look at the outcome today.
                So to answer your question whether or not cruise lines will take a similar stance, then I think they will follow the wishes of their passengers as they have adhered to in the past.
                BB

                Originally posted by Neil Down, Southampton View Post
                Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, Mayor of London, is to be asked if he will bring in a law which will prohibit smoking in all London's Parks and Trafalgar Square.

                It is felt that as the parks are used for people exercising smoke in the air would be contrary to the general demeanour of the parks.

                It has been established that smokers are now down to eighteen and a half percent of the UK population and that the eighty two and a half percent of non-smokers should be allowed a wider smoke-free atmosphere.

                I for one hope to see this law passed not only in London but throughout the UK. Amongst other things it will encourage children not to start and make life more tolerable for others.

                Will it be long before a cruise line takes a similarly brave stand? .....Neil

                Well it is Stoptober

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                  #9
                  Wow - first a floating cycleway on the Thames and now a general smoking ban in London's parks.

                  Maybe Boris isn't so bad after all...

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                    #10
                    Neil
                    If eighteen and a half percent smoke and eighty two and a half don't, there are more people in this country than we thought. What are the extra one per cent doing?

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                      #11
                      I don't smoke but I'm married to someone who used to smoke until she discovered e-cigs. I dislike smoking but I would never, ever argue for the banning of smoking out of doors. We are still a democracy and the demonising of one law-abiding section of the community is not an acceptable way to carry on. There is an awful lot of fresh air outside and to ban people from smoking outdoors is just a step too far. How soon before there is a call for people to be banned from smoking anywhere?!! Just remember what happened in the USA during prohibition. Yes, that was drinking rather than smoking but both activities are (were) legal.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Neil Down, Southampton View Post
                        Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, Mayor of London, is to be asked if he will bring in a law which will prohibit smoking in all London's Parks and Trafalgar Square.

                        It is felt that as the parks are used for people exercising smoke in the air would be contrary to the general demeanour of the parks.

                        It has been established that smokers are now down to eighteen and a half percent of the UK population and that the eighty two and a half percent of non-smokers should be allowed a wider smoke-free atmosphere.

                        I for one hope to see this law passed not only in London but throughout the UK. Amongst other things it will encourage children not to start and make life more tolerable for others.

                        Will it be long before a cruise line takes a similarly brave stand? .....Neil

                        Well it is Stoptober
                        People are not allowed to smoke indoors so they have to smoke outside, therefore I do not agree that smoking should be stopped in public places like parks as the smoke and the smell disappears quickly.

                        I think it would be better if people were not allowed not to smoke in doorways of shops, shopping centres, pubs etc as you do breath in the smoke when you pass through and it doesn't disappear.

                        BTW I'm a non smoker, never even tried it!
                        don't want to work, just want to cruise.

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                          #13
                          RCL & Smoking

                          I am a non smoker, and a great fan of table tennis [only play on holidays] could not believe the daily table tennis tournaments were held in the smoking room of all places, place stank of manky stale smoke but never saw anyone in there smoking which was lucky for me and my asthma.

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                            #14
                            What are the extra one per cent doing?

                            Vaping??!!!

                            Cheers,
                            Lynn

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                              #15
                              Seems like an easy target yet again, lets have a go at the smokers. Fresh air in London, why not do a survey on how much of the air pollution in London is caused by cigarettes. I'm willing to bit it isn't even in the thousands of 1%.
                              What's the matter, too many high powered objectors to congestion charges and vehicle banning, it was the last few governments that pushed everyone to buy diesel, lets hit the smokers they won't put up a fuss.

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