Sunday, June 24, 2007

Double standards

The smoking debate continues here in Australia. At the end of this month ’June’ it
Will be illegal to smoke in clubs or bars in Victoria, I applaud this. If it helps people quit this habit it is a good thing. My only concern is the double standards of this legislation. Why is it the crown casino is permitted to continue letting people smoke in it’s mahogany room? Is it once again one rule for the affluent and one for the poor?

The staff working there must be pleased that they will get ill from a richer class of smoke. And what about the cigar clubs in Melbourne? According to a spokesperson for QUIT those workers would be at risk of getting second hand smoke related illnesses, That hardly makes sense to me.

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