Smoking in motorhomes: new law October 2015

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  1. Eeyore

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    Interesting. Although by definition most MH's are living accommodation when used for camping - I don't know many who use theirs as a daily vehicle (apart from me and my old campervan)....
     
  3. Eeyore

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    I take it to mean that you can smoke when you are parked up for the night but not when you are driving from place to place.

    From observation most owners who smoke do so right under our window, come rain or shine, and not in the comfort of their own vans.
     
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    Another bill that will never be policed.what a waste of tax payers money
     
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    Whatever next.................... By the year 2016 you will to be allowed to fart in your MH or swear and worst of all no sex............ wait and see it will happen.
     
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    Can manage without farting and sex but swearing I'm not so sure ................
     
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    Well - as someone who grew up in the 70's with parents who both smoked, I have vivid memories of absolutely hating car trips, long ones especially, purely because of having to breathe in the smoke. Opening the window an inch or so, as they used to do, does next to nothing.

    Of course times have moved on and so have attitudes, neither of them smoke any more and even if they did there's no way they'd do so in front of children, let alone in the confined space of a car with children in.

    I can't help but feel though that all responsible parents / grandparents have already stopped smoking in front of kids. This law will be ignored by most of those it targets.
     
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    There's the get out. I mean, who would sit in the hab door hole smoking at 50 MPH? :Eeek:
     
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    You can manage without farting??? Respect!!!
     
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    Every time a child breathes in secondhand smoke, they breathe in thousands of chemicals. This puts them at risk of serious conditions, such as meningitis, cancer and respiratory infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia. It can also make asthma worse.

    Secondhand smoke is dangerous for anyone, but children are especially vulnerable, because they breathe more rapidly and have less developed airways, lungs and immune systems. Over 80% of cigarette smoke is invisible and opening windows does not remove its harmful effect.

    Second hand smoke?:mad:

    Bloody freeloaders!!!!:mad:

    Make them buy their own!!!!(y)


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    As I did. :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry: We didn't have a car. :crying::crying:
     
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    When I was a smoker some years ago, I was told by some friends not to come round (if I was going to smoke) as third hand smoke was what was doing the rounds then... WTF?

    I understand that 2nd hand smoke is a real issue. You only have to see what happened to Roy Castle.
     
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    In Australia, smoking in cars, especially with children has been illegal for years.
    We are soo far behind lol
     
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    Funny, but every time a child breathes in second-hand air, they breath in thousands of chemicals, mostly from vehicle exhaust's, coal fired power stations, Selafield, chemical companies which emit 24/7, and lots of other stuff. Lets BAN THE WORLD! Then, our children will be safe! :Eeek:
     
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    Err No I lied .....................:LOL:
     
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    ..................Who smoked 40 tabs a night in his dressing room. Fact. (y)
     
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    Wouldn't surprise me.
     
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    Bugger, you made me laugh!!!!:mad:


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    Before retiring from work I had a job that enabled me to work from home and my employer provided broadband etc. However you were not permitted to smoke at home during working hours neither could you smoke in your own car when travelling to clients. Now that would take some policing!!!
     
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    Not everyone who breathes in smoke is going to die from it though...

    Same with drinking ! My Grandad drank a bottle of whiskey Every day and he went on to be 87 !

    It did kill him in the end though. Yeh,,,, He got knocked of his bike on the way home from the offie.. (Thats off licence to those below 115 years of age)
     
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