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Smoking indoors?

Discussion in 'Tobacco / Nicotine' started by SLTE, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. SLTE

    SLTE Community Champion

    As I read through threads and hear about all the places people can't smoke, I'm now kind of interested in where you can smoke, aside from outdoors. Are there any public forums, besides, say, the occasional bar, I guess, where you can legally go to smoke indoors? 'cause I can't think of one around me, not anymore.
  2. Nergaahl

    Nergaahl Community Champion

    You can always smoke inside your house if you feel the need to do so. Or just go take a walk in the woods or some place with not so many people in it, and have a cigarette there. It's true, not everyone can stand smoke smell. My eyes, for example, turn red from as they start producing tears. It's good to respect the people around you.
  3. dechantajones

    dechantajones Active Contributor

    We have a few businesses in my area that cater to people that smoke. When it's cold or extremely hot outside people that work around these businesses will go inside the smoke shop to smoke versus smoking outside. Other then these establishments there are not many places in my area where you can smoke indoors other then a house or an apartment, and even the apartments in my area are starting to establish and enforce rules that prohibit smoking indoors.
  4. Tsky45

    Tsky45 Community Champion

    There's not a lot of places where you can smoke indoors anymore. I think there may be still smoking sections in hotels these days but that's it. People complaining about second hand smoke is the main reason this has happened. I think that people don't want to smell like smoke being in a public place. You can always find places that allow smoking like some bars tho.
  5. missbishi

    missbishi Community Champion

    Some hotels do still have smoking rooms but they're getting rarer all the time. I think outdoors is most people's only option these days.
  6. xTinx

    xTinx Community Champion

    There's supposed to be a smoking room specially assigned to guests who smoke. However, many inns, hotels and hostels find building a smoking room too space-consuming so they tend to do with it. On one hand, there are rooms with balconies. So if you don't like to keep going outdoors, just take advantage of the balcony.
  7. zaerine

    zaerine Community Champion

    It depends in which country you are in,
    In here, there are smoking areas on bars and even on some restaurants or food chains and other establishments.
  8. pwarbi

    pwarbi Community Champion

    Here in the UK there's very few places that you can smoke indoors, and even in some smoking hotels they urge you not to, even though they won't necessarily enforce it.

    That's a good thing though, and I don't think anybody should be able to smoke anywhere inside, and I'm a smoker myself.
  9. SLTE

    SLTE Community Champion

    I noticed that when I visited the UK not too long ago. I'm from Canada, and our laws are fairly draconian over here, but you still see people occasionally flirting with the laws a bit. I don't think I noticed more than a small handful of smokers when I travelled from England to Scotland to Ireland, and all of them were well away from buildings. No Smoking signs seemed more prominently placed, too.
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  10. kgord

    kgord Community Champion

    In the US smoking is banned in most public places. I think it is allowed in certain bars restaurants if no smoking areas are provided as well, but in general it is not allowed anywhere the public congregates in this state. Even though I sometimes do smoke on occasion. I don't like to smell it around me.
  11. doatk22

    doatk22 Community Champion

    There is a smoker's shop in my town and people can smoke inside of there. There are a lot of bars like that too I believe.
  12. pwarbi

    pwarbi Community Champion

    While there are still a few people that will smoke in public, only outdoors of course, they tend to be the older generation that grew up not knowing the dangers of smoking, and they carry on that mentality that they've smoked all their life and its not done them any harm.

    It's an hard one though as I used to work as a security guard patrolling an outdoor shopping centre and while it wasn't illegal to smoke there as it was outdoors, we did have designated smoking shelters away from the majority of the public.

    Sometimes we'd have to ask people to make their way over to the shelter instead of smoking outside the entrance to a store and a lot of the time they did, but you'd get the odd one who refused.

    Trying to explain to an 85 year old that has been smoking the majority of their life why they should walk to the other end of the complex to have a cigarette was hard, especially when they had walking sticks and struggled to walk in the first place, it wasn't a nice job.
  13. Mims

    Mims Active Contributor

    You can choose to smoke inside your home, and there are many bars and clubs that allow people to smoke. I wouldn't advise smoking indoors, since the smell can literally become trapped in your furniture. Febreze or air fresheners might mask the smell temporarily, but smoke enough packs and your house will permanently reek of it.

    Smoking in most clubs and bars are acceptable as well. If I'm at a bar I would light a few, especially after taking some shots or drinks. At clubs I become hesitant to smoke because it can be seen as distasteful and unattractive if you're trying your luck. Although, sometimes I go clubbing for friends and not dates, so I'll smoke it up anyway.
  14. irishrose

    irishrose Community Champion

    I was working as a server in a restaurant when we stopped having a smoking section. Smokers were appalled that we did not offer a smoking section any longer. As a nonsmoker, I really wanted to ask, "Aren't you here to eat?" However, as a server, my tips depended on these customers, so I kept my mouth shut.

    Now that a smoking section is not even allowed in local restaurants anymore, I have to say, it's really nice. I do not appreciate having to eat my meal while inhaling second hand smoke. Also, I do not have to worry about my baby inhaling second hand smoke, where ever we may go.

    To answer your question, the only place I can think of that allows smoking is the casino. Most other public places have banned smoking as a result of studies showing the negative impact of second hand smoke.