England goes smoke free tomorrow

30 06 2007

As the California-fication of the globe continues, Blighty introduces its no smoking in public places legislation tomorrow (1 July). Britain’s Spectator magazine has already marked the date by holding “The Last Smoke” dinner at London’s Four Seasons hotel.

Trends to watch for:

1. Smoking enforcement officers, empowered to issue on-the-spot fines to transgressors.

2. The pettiness going one step further as pariah smokers are fined for discarding their stubbs in the gutter; in spite of the near total absence of litter bins on British streets.

3. Expanding waist lines as reformed smokers turn to other comforts (see 4 below).

4. More products like the pack shot below, chocs for people who’d rather be smoking:

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