News And Now… France.
One day we’re going to look back on the time when we allowed people to smoke in enclosed public spaces and wonder what the fuck we were thinking. From today’s New York Times:
France is preparing to ban smoking in restaurants, bars, cafes other public areas starting next year, the newspaper Le Figaro reported, citing the health minister, Xavier Bertrand.
The ban would come into effect in January. “That’s going to happen,” Mr. Bertrand was quoted as saying.
Ah, great news. I love Paris, but man I hate the fucking smoke. Unfortunately the French smoking ban has a loophole you could drive a cancer ward through…
The newspaper said the government was planning a decree rather than legislation that would have to go through Parliament, but would make exceptions for bars that sold cigarettes and for casinos and nightclubs.