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Old 04-02-2009, 04:06 PM   #1
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War hero (96) fined £100 for flouting cigarette ban

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War hero, 96, fined �100 for lighting up cigarette in hotel lobby | Mail Online


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East London Advertiser - Lifting smoking ban for G20 summit is double standards
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Old 04-02-2009, 04:24 PM   #2
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smoking is really bad for you. i encourage you to quit.

good luck!
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Old 04-02-2009, 04:31 PM   #3
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Old 04-02-2009, 04:58 PM   #4
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War Veterans have nothing but my complete respect, but why should it matter if the gentleman smoking in the hotel room was a veteran or not? I'm sure the smokers advocate group was thrilled to hear that he was though. Do you think we'd be hearing about it had it been a 20 year old kid who made the same mistake?
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War Veterans have nothing but my complete respect, but why should it matter if the gentleman smoking in the hotel room was a veteran or not? I'm sure the smokers advocate group was thrilled to hear that he was though. Do you think we'd be hearing about it had it been a 20 year old kid who made the same mistake?

That was exactly my thinking...

I think both articles are lousy and miss the point. That being said I do understand the cry of double standard, but that double standard does not justify a "smoking ban is wrong" mentality, that was a pretty big leap they made...
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War Veterans have nothing but my complete respect, but why should it matter if the gentleman smoking in the hotel room was a veteran or not? I'm sure the smokers advocate group was thrilled to hear that he was though. Do you think we'd be hearing about it had it been a 20 year old kid who made the same mistake?
Yeah, and what if a war veteran complained about people smoking? Would smokers advocate groups care about his service?
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this is a shame

the guy is 96 - he fought for his country

why the hell couldn't they just change it to the G21
and comp this vet a carton of cigs and a smoking jacket.
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:01 AM   #8
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That's a great idea to include him in the G21. After all, he might be economically stronger than a number of members in the G20 these days.
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:44 AM   #9
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There were only 19 countries at the 'G20'. Just include the guy into the 20.
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