Cigarettes anyone?

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It’s interesting to see the different attitudes towards smoking and drinking in different countries. In Sweden a lot if people use chewing tobacco, popping it under their gums. I don’t know of anyone from the UK that does it, I’ve never even seen it done by strangers.

In Denmark and Germany they haven’t banned smoking in pubs. (Or if they have, nobody takes any notice!). For the first time in a while I smelt stake cigarette smoke on my clothes, not something I’ve missed at all! However, sit outside for lunch and you’re not eating next to a load of smokers. No easy answer is there?

What surprised me most was the cigarette machines on the streets. I thought it was pretty bad that anyone could buy them, with no checks in place for age restrictions. (Save the height of the coin slot I suppose). However, when I took this photo tonight I noticed the driving licence reader. Effectively that makes it 17+ to buy them from the machine. I wonder if it’s a new thing, or if I just didn’t notice it on the other machines??

About Sophie Whiptank - aka Bart

I'm just a bloke doing some stuff, the more interesting bits I post on my blog. Scroll down far enough and you'll see me riding from Melbourne Australia to Birmingham, England in 2014. But now I'm working on another project, a single cylinder motorbike engine at 2750cc!

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