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Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Smokers: Carry Ashtrays?

Posted by on January 4 at 15:02 PM

The Mayor of a city in Spain is upset about the fallout from their smoking ban

The smoking ban, which took effect on New Year’s Day, has forced city sanitation crews to clean up scores of cigarette butts outside office buildings, city officials said Wednesday. Saragossa’s mayor, Juan Alberto Bellock, himself a former smoker, asked city residents in a statement to leave their offices “with an ashtray or some utensil which they can use to put the remains of their cigarettes.” …Spaniards, the heaviest smokers in Europe apart from the Greeks, are no longer able to light up in a wide range of public spaces, including food shops, many bars and restaurants and all workplaces.