Hi all I just wanted to share this with you all, you may or may not be aware that Mrs Sliema 2 & I have recently returned from yet another excellent holiday in magical Malta, we were over there for 8 days and nights and every night we went out for something to eat and a few beers as one does, because of the smoking ban never once after any of those nights did we go home with our clothes stinking of smoke, however, last night I went out for a few pints for the first time since I got back from our holiday and guess what ?, I woke up this morning to find my clothes reeking of other peoples rancid & vile smoke, so I would like to congratulate Malta ( & Ireland) for being so forward thinking in implementing the smoking ban, this country (uk) and a lot of it's inhabitants are extremely neanderthal and uneducated with regards to smoking, why is it that two such small countries are leading the way in Europe when larger countries such as the uk are miles behind in policy and health awareness, it is so nice to go out over there knowing that you won't be subjected to the disgusting emmisions of uneducated smokers blowing the foul residue of there pathetic addiction over us more aware and educated non-smokers, as I have said in previous postings my particular pleasure is good food, good beer, liqueurs, whisky and wines, there would certainly be an outcry if I were to share the residue of my pleasures with people in public, food for thought hey ?.
Well done mate for actually outlining my feelings about the subject. You are quite right. During our recent stay in Malta I can't remember a time when I had my clothes reeking of the foul smell of tobacco smoke. However, my wife and I went out to have a social evening with friends yesterday evening and we both came back smelling like dirty ash trays!
I can't wait to see this Country of ours ban this vile, dirty and dangerous habit. I hope that unlike before when this topic was approached the thread isn't 'locked' because of the sensitive smokers who use the net and are too dumb to realise the damage they are causing themselves and everybody they pollute with their vile habit.
I congratulate Malta for allowing its people especially youngsters a cleaner environment in which to breathe,
Needless to say, my husband put it in his packet for disposal in the proper place later.
Whilst I agree that Malta ought tidy up its act regarding litter I have to say that I can't see the connection between this and banning that filthy habit smoking. I think that it would have been better if you wanted to air your views on the litter problems in Malta that you posted it as a separate issue so that folks could post on that topic.
Regarding the rat problem, I was lead to believe that in our Country you are never more than 20 yards or so from a rat. If this is true and it's only what I was told, then I don't think rats are unique to Malta. I was in Tunisia a couple of years ago and saw plenty of rubbish and a dead rat in the gutter!
Maybe now Malta is in the EU perhaps they will be given plenty of funding to tidy up their Island . I'm sure you would agree with that,
I do agree with you concerning dog muck but as for the bin men well they actually have a rubbish collection service not once a week but every day. The Maltese households do not have bins they put there rubbish outside their houses in bags for the bin men to collect. Which may explain what you saw.
Blimey I never realised that they had their rubbish collected every day! That sort of knocks our service into a 'cocked hat' so to speak. I also agree with Sliema2 about the rubbish problems in the UK and as for dog muck I think we have a bit of a problem with this also.
Well after saying all this I still think Malta's ban on smoking is right and I hope we follow suite soon,
I don't know the answer to this but if anyone does know it I'd also like to know.
I hope you can't smoke in street bars in Malta because it would spoil our enjoyment and right to breathe 'smoke free'. As folks know even in the open air if you are by someone smoking you still inhale some of their smoke,
I'll be there with my mate Ed, I'm cigars & he's fags!
uneducated & distgusting ... or WHAT!
I'm sure at your age you know that smoking will shorten your life and you're likely to eventually suffer some really horrible illness that will do this.
I think that all the people who write supporting a ban on smoking probably don't care that anyone does smoke as long as they aren't inhaling any secondary smoke since that has also been proved to be as harmful. Therefore, all I would ask is that you don't annoy folks when you're in Malta by smoking in areas that you're not supposed to. When I was out there recently I only witnessed people smoking outside except for one old lady who I saw smoking in the Hotel foyer and I think people thought she was a bit batty anyway.
Does anyone know whether the ban in Malta covers hotel rooms, since I don't want to stay in a room smelling like an ashtray?
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