Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hitler wanted to try it, but didn't dare.

This in from Open Europe:

Commission wants EU-wide smoking ban

The European Commission is planning to start consultations on an EU-wide smoking ban in bars and caf├ęs, EUobserver reports. EU Social Affairs Commissioner Vladimir Spidla, quoted in EUobserver, said that any ban would not come into place until the next Commission is appointed, and explained that the planned discussions on a blanket ban were "to start the debate and get the ball rolling". Currently only a minority of EU states have imposed a smoking ban in workplaces.

Spidla's a real prize isn't he?

I knew I had come to the right place on Monday when I arrived at the Rome office and the Monsignore in charge broke off in mid-sentence and said, "Would you like a cigarette?"

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