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RE: Your Views on Smoking

Postby kanadajin » Tue 06.06.2006 9:56 pm

So they just smoke anywhere in the restaurant?
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RE: Your Views on Smoking

Postby billy-jay » Tue 06.06.2006 10:00 pm

kanadajin wrote:
So they just smoke anywhere in the restaurant?


No. But many smaller restaurants don't have much room, so even if they have a no smoking section, you're still sitting maybe a table away from someone who's smoking.

To be fair, Japan has come a long way in providing no smoking areas. Many train platforms have designated smoking areas now and most smokers seem to stick to them.
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RE: Your Views on Smoking

Postby tanuki » Tue 06.06.2006 10:09 pm

And how are cigarettes' prices (in the context of Japanese prices)? Because high prices seem to be a way to discourage smoking in Europe, or so I think at least.
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RE: Your Views on Smoking

Postby billy-jay » Tue 06.06.2006 10:16 pm

tanuki wrote:
And how are cigarettes' prices (in the context of Japanese prices)? Because high prices seem to be a way to discourage smoking in Europe, or so I think at least.


I don't smoke, so I really couldn't tell you. I guess I could look next time I walk past a cigarette vending machine (they're all over the place here).
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RE: Your Views on Smoking

Postby Infidel » Wed 06.07.2006 12:03 am

tanuki wrote:
And how are cigarettes' prices (in the context of Japanese prices)? Because high prices seem to be a way to discourage smoking in Europe, or so I think at least.


There is a vice tax in the US on smoking. I dunno how much it is, but there is an extra tax smokers must pay to purchase cigarettes in the US, unless they are purchasing from a commesary or Indian reservation. I wouldn't consider it a discouragement to smoking. It's just the goverment using another excuse to get more money.

There is a resturaunt here that I can't stand. The entire resturant is smoking except 1 table. That table is a 2 seater placed next to the bathroom.
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RE: Your Views on Smoking

Postby kanadajin » Wed 06.07.2006 9:46 pm

hmm, I would have never thought that a lot of people smoke in Japan.
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RE: Your Views on Smoking

Postby billy-jay » Wed 06.07.2006 11:16 pm

kanadajin wrote:
hmm, I would have never thought that a lot of people smoke in Japan.


Well, you learned something new today.

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RE: Your Views on Smoking

Postby TrilinguisT » Wed 06.07.2006 11:20 pm

kanadajin wrote:
hmm, I would have never thought that a lot of people smoke in Japan.


of course you wouldnt :p lol
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RE: Your Views on Smoking

Postby adam » Wed 06.07.2006 11:20 pm

kanadajin wrote:
hmm, I would have never thought that a lot of people smoke in Japan.


Kanadajin, i'm surprised you said that. Japan is one of the biggest stereotyped countries for having a high rate of smokers. They smoke everywhere here. And even in the restaurants with nonsmoking, like the previous poster said, you are usually just one table away.

I couldn't resist taking a picture of this place when i passed by it in tokyo.

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RE: Your Views on Smoking

Postby TenedoS » Sat 03.24.2007 4:59 am

Smoking kills. If someone does not understand it - he just don't want to understand
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