Well, they banned smoking in all pubs & clubs at the start of this month in WA...

dug777

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Guess my lungs are thanking the State Government tho...

We'll see a big move back to beer gardens as a result i think, which suits me, since a beer garden is the best place to drink on a warm summers night :D
 

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I think they did this in NSW a little while back....It's no biggie, in the end it gets more people in to pubs than before.
 

BoomerD

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Happened in Kahleeforneeya over 10 years ago. Everyone cried how it was gonna hurt their businesses...Bars and clubs are still packed, people just have to go outside to smoke. Only a problem in cold and/or wet weather.
 

moshquerade

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Originally posted by: BoomerD
Happened in Kahleeforneeya over 10 years ago. Everyone cried how it was gonna hurt their businesses...Bars and clubs are still packed, people just have to go outside to smoke. Only a problem in cold and/or wet weather.
People bitch. Then they adapt.
 

BoomerD

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Originally posted by: moshquerade
Originally posted by: BoomerD
Happened in Kahleeforneeya over 10 years ago. Everyone cried how it was gonna hurt their businesses...Bars and clubs are still packed, people just have to go outside to smoke. Only a problem in cold and/or wet weather.
People bitch. Then they adapt.

yep.
 

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Interesting .. this seems to be a worldwide trend. As a light smoker (5~7 cigs a day) I do miss smoking in bars but it is kind of nice to go home only reeking of booze not booze and smoke. I do not smoke inside my apartment but I have a patio, and we have a smoking courtyard at work, but many bars and restraunts that previously allwowed smoking in part or all of the establishment do not have an outdoor smoking area at all so you have to stand outside the front doors or in the parking lot to smoke and that just looks bad.
 

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Originally posted by: BoomerD
Happened in Kahleeforneeya over 10 years ago. Everyone cried how it was gonna hurt their businesses...Bars and clubs are still packed, people just have to go outside to smoke. Only a problem in cold and/or wet weather.

"OMGWTFBBQ!!!!11

We'll all have to shut the doors of our businesses if this passes..."

:yawn:

Puhlease.

 

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:thumbsup:

I'd prefer it like that.

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I feel bad that it leaves smokers no place to go, but I certainly love it. I hadn't been able to go to a bar in a long time.
 

Eos

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Originally posted by: DainBramaged
Is WA some secret code for Australia that I haven't heard before?

Take a look at U.S. postal codes. WA is for Washington.
 

compuwiz1

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Think he means Washington state.

It took me a long time to get used to not smoking in bars. I've been in CA for 6 years, but every once in awhile, I will subconsciously pull out a cigarette, when in a bar, as if I'm going to light it, then I catch myself, and go outside.
 

moshquerade

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Originally posted by: compuwiz1
Think he means Washington state.

It took me a long time to get used to not smoking in bars. I've been in CA for 6 years, but every once in awhile, I will subconsciously pull out a cigarette, when in a bar, as if I'm going to light it, then I catch myself, and go outside.
why would he mean Washington state if he's in Australia?

WA = Western Australia... maybe?

 
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Originally posted by: eos
Originally posted by: DainBramaged
Is WA some secret code for Australia that I haven't heard before?

Take a look at U.S. postal codes. WA is for Washington.

Yeah... but isn't Doug777 "in the future and sh!t" over in Aus?
 

Eos

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He definitely means Washington State.

Can't we just call Washington DC 'DC' and leave us Washington? We were here first anyway... :p ;)
 

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Sweet, so the moral authoritarians have slugged their iron fists into the guts of private property owners in Australia as well?

I can't wait until they start regulating what we can do in our own houses!
 

moshquerade

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Originally posted by: BlancoNino
Sweet, so the moral authoritarians have slugged their iron fists into the guts of private property owners in Australia as well?

I can't wait until they start regulating what we can do in our own houses!
next year, didn't you hear? no smoking in the privacy of your own home.
unfvckingbelieveable, eh?

 

Eos

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Originally posted by: Whoozyerdaddy
Originally posted by: eos
Originally posted by: DainBramaged
Is WA some secret code for Australia that I haven't heard before?

Take a look at U.S. postal codes. WA is for Washington.

Yeah... but isn't Doug777 "in the future and sh!t" over in Aus?

So? Maybe he keeps up with news over here. :eek:

 

BlancoNino

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Originally posted by: moshquerade
Originally posted by: BlancoNino
Sweet, so the moral authoritarians have slugged their iron fists into the guts of private property owners in Australia as well?

I can't wait until they start regulating what we can do in our own houses!
next year, didn't you hear? no smoking in the privacy of your own home.
unfvckingbelieveable, eh?

They've got their foot in the door, so it wouldn't surprise me.
 

moshquerade

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Originally posted by: BlancoNino
Originally posted by: moshquerade
Originally posted by: BlancoNino
Sweet, so the moral authoritarians have slugged their iron fists into the guts of private property owners in Australia as well?

I can't wait until they start regulating what we can do in our own houses!
next year, didn't you hear? no smoking in the privacy of your own home.
unfvckingbelieveable, eh?

They've got their foot in the door, so it wouldn't surprise me.
i.don't.think.so. :laugh: