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Wha?!? I was just in Paris about a week ago most of the Parisians seemed to smole, being an ex smoker myself it was tough sitting in the cafes. All I can say it, prepare for more riots.

Posted by debunker | December 28, 2007 5:21 PM

Copenhagen just did this in August, and it's been a clusterfuck so far. The police department announced, for reasons my yankee brain cannot grasp, that they had spent all their overtime budget on the riots earlier this year, so the ban wouldn't actually be enforced. Also, it was only instituted in bars and restaurants bigger than a certain square footage, to protect small business owners.

Now no one knows what they're supposed to do, and most places let you smoke anyway. Lesson to Paris: Enforce your shit now, or pay the price later.

Posted by Rottin' in Denmark | December 28, 2007 9:13 PM

'Bout fucking time. It's almost 2008. Smoking in public should go the way of asbestos and leaded gas.

Posted by Mahtli69 | December 28, 2007 9:59 PM

Well I couldn't find anyplace in the CPH airport to have a ciggy in October, so they must be enforcing it there. Usually, I sit at a smoking table in the restaurant there in the middle, but all gone.

Posted by smokin2008 | December 29, 2007 2:59 AM

Weird. I can understand banning smoking inside I do not understand banning smoking outside. I cannot stand smoking, but for god sakes, if people need/want to smoke at least let them do it outside! There comes a point when you have to be reasonable about letting people make their own health decisions. For those who believe they can tell everyone what is right and how to eat, poop and breathe (oh yeah, and how to not smoke or drink) I have my own label: health-nazis. Don't health-nazis have anything better to do with their time? Seriously?

Posted by Kristin Bell | December 29, 2007 4:16 AM

When you factor out children, what looks like a quarter of the population looks like a much higher portion of the adult population.

Posted by Jim | December 29, 2007 12:15 PM

Amen. I spent nine days in Paris last year and there was still second-hand smoke coming off my clothes when I unpacked my suitcase after coming home.

Posted by rb | December 29, 2007 1:54 PM

You suck at everything.

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 29, 2007 9:00 PM

Wow, able to enjoy a french meal...

Posted by Dave Coffman | December 30, 2007 6:47 AM

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