Stop the World and let me out

Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 2:32 | Posted in smoking, Sweden | 2 Comments

A while ago I was complaining about having to travel on a train without a chance to smoke. I just learned that many municipal workers in Sweden have it worse than that: 19 Swedish councils have banned smoking during working hours. The council of Simrishamn has even prohibited taking snuff at work, including coffee breaks.

I know from my distant years in Sweden that everything in the country is by default forbidden which is not separately allowed but banning adults performing per se legal activities is definitely an over kill. According to health experts, intruding too deep into the privacy of the municipal workers is likely to cause tensions that are far more dangerous than smoking.

If this is the way the World is going to be changed, would somebody please stop it for a while so I could step out.



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  1. Ever heard, that smoking is a dangerous addiction?

  2. So they say. But it is a matter of choice.

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