From The Age website.
We wont see anymore of this in Melbourne. Today is July 1st and that means no smoking inside licensed premises anymore in Victoria. As much as I’d like not to be, I am currently a smoker and I think its great that in clubs and other enclosed spaces, not only will people not have to deal with my smoke but I wont have to deal with theirs when I dont want to. Lots of pubs and bars have created some great outdoor spaces to deal with the ban as well which will be great for everyone. I look forward to sitting out on a roof top in the coming summer.
What I will miss is having cigarette and a beer in the dodgy old local pub when your just sitting and having a chat. I dont relish having to go outside in the middle of winter and a lot of people will probably give up as a result.
Just as I think it is extremely weird that that people could smoke on trains and trams when my parents were growing up, my kids will probably think it was weird that you used to be able to smoke indoors anywhere.
Oh well, I’m just going to pop outside for a cigarette.