Smokers need a save haven

Saturday, December 29, 2007 at 1:49 | Posted in smoking | 3 Comments

France expands its smoking ban to bars, cafes, restaurants and discos. Similar bans are being enforced in most EU countries. Smokers have gradually become an endangered species without any protection at all.

Urgent action is needed to create a save haven for smokers. A sufficient land area needs to be bought up and declared an independent country. The country’s constitution must have a ban against any legislation limiting smoking in public and private premises.

The tobacco industry should fund the project. Since they are the ones to cut the profits, it is fair enough that they did something to benefit all of us hooked by their product.

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  1. Urgent action is needed to create a save haven for smokers. A sufficient land area needs to be bought up and declared an independent country.

    Which reminds me of the Norwegian violinist Ole Bull, who did just that. He went to the good ol’ US of A and bought an area in Pennsylvia 11,144 acres (45 km²) large, and naming it Oleana. It was to be a country for Norwegian immigrants also searching for a new haven. How it went? I don’t want to break your heart, EU smoking laws will do that by itself.

  2. I know this is not a realistic scenario, unfortunately. Even in the highly unlikely case that such a country would be recognized it would be 110 % impossible that tobacco industry would agree to fund the project.

  3. […] bastion falling I recently wrote about a desperate need for a smokers’ save haven in light of the legislative anti smoking tendency spreading in Europe. As it seems now, one of the […]


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