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I was talking to someone in the know before the match and the club have (or will be) installing smoke detectors in the loos and anyone who is caught smoking will either have their season ticket revoked or banned from ewood for the rest of the season.

Heard the stadium announcer at Anfield saying the same yesterday several times.

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Blackburn end toilets and openly on the concourse, people just don't care really and the stewards can’t police it. Then again with people smoking cannabis and snorting coke in the bogs, is a smoking ban really the worst thing to happen?

It will take a few bannings to sort it out.

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Provision should be made for smokers to have a ciggie at half time... smoking is banned in pubs, but at least you can nip outside for one if the mood takes you

It's the same on planes. Poor smokers can't even pop onto the wing if they can't last a 90 minute flights without having a drag. It's a disgrace.

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A few pr!cks in the Blackburn End concourse were flouting the law with pride today - not as many as there were at the City game. As Gav said, it's difficult to police, but that will change - smoke alarms and cameras.

Nobody smokes on trains now, because there are smoke alarms in every vestibule and CCTV covers every inch of the trains. And as BRB points out - nobody would dare light up on a plane any more.

It's quite tempting to engineer a quick mobile phone shot of one of the law breakers whilst having to pass close by in a packed concourse. Who's to say if the resultant fag burn (to skin or clothing) happened precisely at that moment or not?!?

Anyone who smokes at Ewood now is simply showing off an attitude problem. Shop them by any means.

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A few pr!cks in the Blackburn End concourse were flouting the law with pride today - not as many as there were at the City game. As Gav said, it's difficult to police, but that will change - smoke alarms and cameras.

Nobody smokes on trains now, because there are smoke alarms in every vestibule and CCTV covers every inch of the trains. And as BRB points out - nobody would dare light up on a plane any more.

It's quite tempting to engineer a quick mobile phone shot of one of the law breakers whilst having to pass close by in a packed concourse. Who's to say if the resultant fag burn (to skin or clothing) happened precisely at that moment or not?!?

Anyone who smokes at Ewood now is simply showing off an attitude problem. Shop them by any means.

and so starts our "informer society" spy on your neighbours, report anyone not towing the party line. Stalinist Russia? National Socialist Germany? Nope 21st Century England!......fantastic NOT!........ Just makes realise I'm right to be emigrating :blink:

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and so starts our "informer society" spy on your neighbours, report anyone not towing the party line. Stalinist Russia? National Socialist Germany? Nope 21st Century England!......fantastic NOT!........ Just makes realise I'm right to be emigrating :blink:

It's not about towing the party line though is it, it's about the fairly basic right to be allowed to breathe clean air. And anyone who is stupid and selfish enough to light up at Ewood Park deserves everything they get - hopefully a lengthy ban.

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and so starts our "informer society" spy on your neighbours, report anyone not towing the party line. Stalinist Russia? National Socialist Germany? Nope 21st Century England!......fantastic NOT!........ Just makes realise I'm right to be emigrating :blink:

Don't think of coming here if you're a smoker.

If you think it's bad in the UK, here, thankfully, is much harder for the smoker.

When I was in Bei jing, the worst smokers, apart from the locals were the Euroeans.

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It's not about towing the party line though is it, it's about the fairly basic right to be allowed to breathe clean air. And anyone who is stupid and selfish enough to light up at Ewood Park deserves everything they get - hopefully a lengthy ban.

I agree.

If i started wafting raw sewage under smokers noses would they be offended ? Probably (if they have any sense of smell left!),yet non-smokers have to put up with the foul stench of other peoples cigarette smoke being blown in their face.If the concourses were a lot larger and air-conditioned it wouldn`t bother me any.But because the concourses at Rovers are so small the stench there on a matchday was disgusting and i for one am glad to see the banning of smoking at Rovers. :rover:

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:rover: have you ever smoked tris :brfc:

I did. I smoked habitually from age 14-40 waggy. Giving up was absolute hell for 6 months! I'm not one of those reformed characters who are the biggest moaners cos I never really minded anybody else smoking around me after I gave up BUT I've got to say pubs and public places are miles better now. I can't imagine how on earth people (myself included) were allowed to light up in the pictures and on aeroplanes etc. But the law is the law and there is sod all BRFC can do about that! There is legislation on the statute books re: swearing and smoking in public places and standing at football. If you don't like the smoking ban (and I can understand it... 90 mins is a long time without a fag for an addicted smoker) don't criticise the club or Tris just don't vote for the party that introduced the smoking legislation next time. It is your only option really.

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:rover: why not open a smoking room,or let them out for a smoke at halftime :brfc:

They could let them out of the gates to the outer area (if the outer gates were closed to keep freeloaders out) but I'd guess the H&S exec would be against it (like they are against just about everything else) cos a few thousand coming in bang on or inevitably just after the start of the second half and shuffling back to their seats after KO would disrupt and aggravate those already in their seats viewing the game. It seems complete nanny state material of course but I guess that there really is no feasible option and in a few years everybody will think of it the same as I think of the cinema and plane situation now.

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OK the so the smoking ban has improved health but these rules imo, have killed this country.

what was the point of world wars to gain freedom my nan says.

the goverment have gone mad with power.

theres murderers, peodo's, rapists etc running the streets and they are more concerned about people having a fag!

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