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May 31 2006

Fort lauderdale
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May 31 2006

This is a very special day for non smoking Montrealers like myself. To all of you who don't know, it is the day that smoking will be banned in clubs/restaurants, etc. I cannot tell you how happy I am to be able to go clubbing again and not have to wash my hair after a night of dancing before I hit the sack!!!

Sorry for all you smokers out there who will have to step out to smoke but as a non smoker, I feel no pity :)

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31. Re: May 31 2006

No it doesn't mean you can't smoke anywhere.

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32. Re: May 31 2006

I know that the cigar lounges will still be in operation but my friend smokes the shisha and is concerned about shisha places. Those bong-like smoking pipes. Does anyone know what will happen to those places since most of them serve food?

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33. Re: May 31 2006

c154 you are right there are no specifics about the law.

Sheesha, hubble bubble or Hukka are the same thing. As far as its ill effects on health is concerned reportedly it is more serious and more harmful than smoking cigarette.

In January 2006 I was reading a report about the misconception of Sheesha as a harmless thing. I wish I had saved that report.

The doctor who wrote this report is a specialist in Chest Diseases and he has written that if you smoke sheesha for 20 minutes it is equivalent to smoking 20 packs of cigarette a day!

He added that, some people believe that nicotine or toxins when it passes through water is filtered out or diluted and they are only inhaling some diluted flavours of apple, cinamon,strawberry etc., flavours, whereas the toxins that goes in to our system are very, very harmful.

Also, there is a great risk of contacting diseases such as hepatitis, herpes and some other orally transmitted diseases. He pointed out at the general misconception and the notion some people have when they replace the small plastic attachement at the tip of the pipe and pass it on to others and they use their own attachement they assume it is safe! But, it is NOT.

He emphasised the point that the germs / bacteria / infection whatever passes through the pipe and through the luke warm water, that kind of temperature is a perfect breeding place for the germs to stay alive and multiply and are easily transmitted to others.

I am not trying to scare people or trying to give anyone the impression that I know this and those who are doing it is wrong. No thats not my intention. But, like WT believes people should be allowed to do whatever they want to. Yeah, he is right in his own way that it is a free world people should be allowed to do anything to themselves and they must have the right to do so.

I am only sharing this information. I will try to find out that report and if I can, I will pass on that link for others to read.

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34. Re: May 31 2006

We were considering going to Queue de Cheval for steak next weekend, but then I read this:

queuedecheval.com/security/createprofile_box…

You can "reserve your place in history" (really, that's what it says) and sign up for a 5 course meal with hand-rolled cigars, scotches, wines, etc to "rebel" against the smoking prohibition.

Needless to say, we're gong to go to Moishe's instead.

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35. Re: May 31 2006

Thanks Jak!

I'll pass this info along to my sheesha loving friend. I never thought of it as bad but I guess it does more harm than anything.

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36. Re: May 31 2006

c154 you are welcome anytime :-)

37. Re: May 31 2006

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