Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Bavaria Sees Sense?

It would seem that commonsense prevails in Bavaria, if this report is anything to go by.

"Smokers in Bavaria rejoiced on Wednesday as the state’s parliament loosened the regulations on a smoking ban instituted 18 months ago.From August 1, smokers will be allowed to puff away in pubs smaller than 75 square metres. Restaurants and beer tents that create smoking sections in side rooms will also be open to tobacco lovers. The health ministry may also allow smoking at establishments that can insure limited second-hand smoke with special ventilations systems. Children will not be admitted into the smoking areas."

Why only small establishments should be exempted is illogical as all establishments should be free to choose how they will conduct/manage their own businesses.

Commenting on the fact that private members clubs had originally escaped the ban, due to a loophole in the law, one feels obliged to point out that, as a matter of principle, to ban individuals from choosing voluntarily to smoke, and form a private association to do so, demonstrates the true intent of the socialist mindset – to control people’s lives, not protect the liberty of non-smokers.

H/T: Independence Home

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