December 30, 2007

1er janvier- non fumeurs!

Got this email from a friend!! What they heck is the point of the law then.... if the proprietor can decide to have a "smoking" area in part of the restaurant...??? 1!!! Makes NOOOO FREAKIN' sense to me!!! We've all had to put up with their smelly smoke... so now, let's have our turn of NOT having to smell the sticky stuff!!!!!


L’interdiction dans les cafés, hôtels, restaurants, discothèques et casinos

En ce qui concerne les lieux de convivialité (débits permanents de boissons à consommer sur place, les casinos, les débits de tabac, les discothèques, les hôtels et les restaurants), un délai de près d’un an a été donné aux établissements dans l’application des dispositions du décret afin de leur permettre économiquement aux nouvelles règles.
Dans les lieux fermés et couverts, le responsable d’établissement peut décider la création d’emplacements réservés aux fumeurs qui doivent être clos et équipés de dispositifs de ventilation puissante.
Aucune prestation ne peut y être délivrée de telle sorte qu’aucun salarié, qu’il appartienne ou non à l’établissement, n’ait à y pénétrer avant une heure après la fin de l’utilisation du local.
La superficie de ces emplacements ne doit pas être supérieure à 20 % de la surface de l’établissement et un emplacement ne peut dépasser 35 mètres carrés.
Un message sanitaire de prévention doit être apposé à l’entrée. Les mineurs de 16 ans ne peuvent y accéder.
Aussi, à compter du 1er janvier 2008, l’interdiction sera totale tant que l’établissement ne s’est pas doté, s’il le souhaite, d’un tel espace réservé aux fumeurs.
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5 comments:

Jerry said...

It will be interesting to see the impact of this law in France. Here in Canada it has been illegal to smoke in bars and restaurants in my province for some time. Everyone predicted the demise of the bars. It didn't happen.

barbara said...

Hi Leesa,
Happy New Year to you and Alex !

Being a non-smoker, I'am just curious to see how this new law is going to be adjusted to by the smokers. Major adjustment for them...Well, they get to puff on 1 January ( this is transistion day);)

Destination Metz said...

yay! no more smoke! I'm a non smoker and can't stand smoke, it makes my eyes and ears itch and makes me feel like I want to sneeze all evening so going out is very uncomfortable actually. So I am very excited about the new laws. Before I left for Australia they were brought in and it went off without a hitch, it's a different case though I guess because we have less smokers, the majority of the population seem to be non smokers.

eclat said...

I agree, what's the use of having the law, if you can still smoke in an "area" of the restaurant. I'll try to stay positive on this one, but with the "rebellious" streak in the culture here, I don't exactly have high hopes of change. People seem to want change here, but don't want to make the sacrifices necessary to effect change. Or perhaps they want change, as long as it doesn't affect them. Whatev, I've actually kind of gotten used to it.

And Happy New Year's, Leesa!

Anonymous said...

I went to a Brasserie we like in the neigborhood with Jeremy for lunch yesterday. It smelled SOOOOO good and CLEAN like javel. The same ban began in Chicago by the way so let's stop picking at the french! Vive la France et Bonne Année a tous...!
Brigitte