No Smoking, unless…

I come form a city, where it’s illegal to smoke indoors in any type of business. Not only that, but it is also illegal to smoke within 20 feet of a doorway or street-level window. It’s also illegal to smoke on any city-run public space (park, beach, piazza etc.) As a non-smoker, I’ve become accustomed to practically never being exposed to cigarette smoke – save some croweded bus stops or walking behind someone who smokes. So, it takes a little getting used to all the smoke in this town – even the English Book Shop (ferchrissakes) is not immune to emplyees taking a few tokes betwen customers. And it smells like it.

I was looking online for a list of non-smoking places online and all I found is a list of places that may be non-smoking OR they could have one of those fake, separate spaces for non-smokers which is usually in the back and filled with smoke anyway. Who knows, maybe it will change, but in the meantime, I prefer…

-Barista, Sporgasse (@ Ballhausgasse)
– Konditorei Bakarei Cafe, Sporgasse (@Hoffgasse)

From personal experience, I know of two places. Do you have any more to add to the list?

2 Comments so far

  1. mansoor (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2007 @ 10:38 am

    karachi just enacted anti-smoking laws too… bad news for us smokers :( but.. it does make the atmosphere a bit better, and im happy to forgo the few puffs for clean breaths

    (do i even sound like a smoker?) :D

  2. elle (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2007 @ 2:15 pm

    I forgot to mention.. it’s also illegal to smoke if you’re renting an apartment and you have non-smoking neighbors living on top of you. We live in a soild, old, building in Graz right now but we’re on the top floor and the new neighbors smoke – alot at night apperently – so we wake-up coughing. Can’t wait to get out of here into our pile of dust and cobwebs next week. It’ll be an upgrade from sleeping in a smoky bar!

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