Saturday, November 24, 2007

Smoking ban ... and an overflowing ashtray in a Lisburn shop

I popped into a recently opened shop on Lisburn's Railway Street.

The smell of smoke hit me as I walked in the door. I innocently wondered if someone had been having a puff on the doorstep and then breathed out their lungs as they came back into the shop.

But then I noticed the overflowing ash tray sitting on the counter, and a similar sight in the back storeroom. Didn't notice a no smoking sign on the door either.

Looks like Lisburn City Council have a way to go before the smoking ban is enforced by all businesses in their patch.

2 comments:

earlofbelmont said...

That's not an isolated incident, I fear: I sought an old P G Wodehouse book in a second-hand bookshop in Gresham Street, Belfast, the other day & the smell of fresh cigarette smoke was obvious. The shop assistant was the only person in the shop, apart from me...

Anonymous said...

well oh my goodness......did you go into the shop of your own free will or were you dragged in through the door?????........i think if sombody pays the rent and rates in a shop they can smoke if they want its called freedom of choise.....alan-in-lisburn....