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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Censored Cigars

On the corner of Johnson and Store Streets just opposite The Swans Hotel is the Goodfellas Cigar Shop. All their windows are papered over with these signs in order to comply with the Tobacco Control Act, which limits the way tobacco products can be advertised, displayed and sold in British Columbia. The act also defines areas where smoking is prohibited. Smoking is essentially prohibited in all public indoor locations (restaurants, bars, stores, malls, office buildings, etc.) Generally, anyone who wants to smoke must go outside. What kind of restrictions on tobacco do you have in your country?

7 comments:

rob said...

In Italy it's not allowed to in restaurants, bar .... I smoke outside and I'm very happy about it.
Happy 2009 !

Babzy said...

it's forbiden in all public places in France, i 'm so happy now that i can breath in restaurants or bars ;)

Curly said...

We have exactly the same dictatorial illiberal approach here, it's 'nanny state' madness.

I hope you don't mind me taking the easy route by copying and pasting this comment, it is by far the easiest method of getting my message to so many CDP photobloggers.
I am not sure that I can sustain South Shields Daily Photo much longer, it is so difficult to keep finding new material on a daily basis,
and after more than two years inspiration and motivation are becoming harder to find, so I may become less daily from time to time.
I hope you can find new hope and inspiration, and that a new start in 2009 brings everything that you desire.
The CDP photoblogging community has grown massively over the past year and I'd like to thank those who have visited South Shields Daily Photo, especially those who have been kind enough to leave a comment or two.
Best wishes for 2008

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Michaela said...

The same as you :P I like that shot though. I love the attitude.

Afyonkarahisar said...

New year'S to you happiness, and quiet and the welfare will bring.

Lynette said...

Portland Oregon Daily Photo sends you heartfelt wishes for the new year. May your 2009 be filled with good health, riches of the mind and heart, loved ones returning home, an increased respect for our fragile planet, and the cessation of wars across the Earth.

Tonight at midnight the new law goes into effect. It's much like yours, plus they cannot smoke within 10 feet of doors or windows of those sorts of establishments. Thank goodness!

USelaine said...

I like the composition of this, as well as the "compliant under protest" position they take. However, I do support restrictions to tobacco sales and use.