Man, soon we won't even have those sealed-off cancer boxes to smoke in at airports. Expect already harried travelers to be even more pleasant in the future. (Until, you know, they die off.)
Have they at least installed a shooting-up-heroin bridge for me to sit underneath?
You really REALLY have to want a cigarette to go in the ones at the Atlanta airport. The air in there is like a giant Roach Motel or something.
I went into one of those last week because my flight was delayed and I was desperate. That, my friends, was my rock bottom smoking moment. I am taking Chantix now, and I may kill myself and take a few of you out with me, but I will NEVER set foot in that hellhole again.
Didn't MIA have a smoking section at some point? I was there on Wednesday and no one could tell me where it was!
Charge a few bucks for entry, and those revenue-starved jurisdictions will probably change their tunes pretty quickly.
Also, what's with this:
"He was happy to wait among fellow smokers — businessmen on their phones, soldiers discussing past and future deployments, chatty couples and the odd single woman fixing their makeup and reading celebrity gossip magazines."
Because, as opposed to "businessmen," that's what the ladies do, amirite?
Denver makes you buy something from the bar sorta attached to/beside it.
Denver is a wonderful airport.
Gatwick in England used to have a smoking section right next to the gate which was very handy if you were gasping for one after a six-hour flight across the Atlantic.
"The bottom line is this is a health issue. We know what smoking and second-hand smoke can do to us, and the safest policy is a smoke-free policy."
The idea that second-hand smoke, other than chronic exposure, is harmful just isn't credible.
Why is smoking such an emotional issue for so many non-smokers? I'm not being flippant. I really want to know. There's a deep lesson in psychology/sociology in there somewhere.
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