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26-10-2014, 23:08
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I happened to come across this graphic on Twitter the other day, and thought it would be worthy of a retweet.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YL6Bcni6wI4/VE15ciI4MXI/AAAAAAAAD0s/0hmEQQhtmj8/s320/no%2Bsmoking%2Bban.jpg (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YL6Bcni6wI4/VE15ciI4MXI/AAAAAAAAD0s/0hmEQQhtmj8/s1600/no%2Bsmoking%2Bban.jpg)
I scarcely expected the volume of anti-smoking and anti-pub abuse I would be subjected to, which has resulted in a number of intolerant pub-hating individuals either unfollowing me or being unfollowed.
Maybe the message is a touch strident and invites accusations of Godwin’s Law. But intolerance was a key feature of Naziism, and the Nazis can be said to have begun the modern-day anti-smoking mania. Surely, since the smoking ban has been so devastating to the pub trade, pubs should be fully entitled to declare their disagreement with the law – even though they are forced to comply with it – and many would see that as a welcome manifestation of an independent, rebellious spirit.

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