Monday, 22 November 2010

Greeks still defiant on smoking ban: government thinks again

I've found only one version of this story. After a two month smoking ban that the Greeks defied from day 1, it appears that the government feels the need to retreat, at least partially. This is magnificent, not least because it was felt that previous bans had only failed in Greece because they were partial – not comprehensive. Now that they realise that a comprehensive ban is also impossible to enforce on the Greeks (a reported 80 per cent violation rate), one wonders what excuse they will dream up next.


Belinda said...

another version here:

Michael J. McFadden said...

Excellent catch on that "Didn't work because it wasn't complete" argument Belinda! I've seen the Antis play that game SOOOO many times when pushing for broader bans. At the moment it's actually one of their most repeated arguments in college campus smoking bans.