Monday, August 13, 2007

Smokers resistance grows

A LANDLADY has warned the Prime Minister and the smoking police' they are not welcome as part of a protest against the nanny state'.

Landlady Denise Smith, 51, has placed a notice at the Crown Pub, in Bacup Road, Rawtenstall, stating: The smoking police, traffic wardens, council officials, state police, Gordon Brown and any of his other cronies are not welcome and will be removed.' She said she had erected the sign as part of protest at the introduction of the smoking ban and if any of the people named in the notice enter the pub they would be asked to leave.

Mrs Smith, who has been running the pub with husband David, 46, for more than five years, said: "This is my way of protesting against all the controls there are.

It looks like people aren’t too happy about having their rights taken from them. I can’t understand why owners of pubs can’t decide what happens on their property. No one is forcing none smokers to go to places that allow smoking which is why I am glad that people are taking a stand. It has only been about 6 weeks since the smoking ban began but there are already atleast 2 pubs and a cafĂ© that are legally resisting the smoking ban.

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