Posted 19 May 2014 - 04:48 PM
Posted 19 May 2014 - 04:57 PM
Posted 19 May 2014 - 05:33 PM
Posted 19 May 2014 - 05:44 PM
I'm sure a designated section of the ground (shelter) could be set aside for those who cannot go through watching a rugby game without a dreaded cig.
I'm more concerned as to how they would police this and how many lost supporters it will cost us, cos you can bet some will stop coming cos they cannot have a cig for a couple of hours
Edited by Maureen T-k, 19 May 2014 - 05:45 PM.
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Posted 19 May 2014 - 06:08 PM
Posted 19 May 2014 - 06:45 PM
i stopped smoking in 1973, but as has been said, if we can't give fans somewhere to smoke then it will cost us. rethink needed surely. to charge fans £17 then dictate to them that they can't smoke at all. not on
Edited by oldrover, 19 May 2014 - 06:46 PM.
Posted 19 May 2014 - 06:45 PM
How about a designated area where people could have a smoke at half time and then return to their place on the terraces or stand. That would keep them and non smokers happy. Why the club have introduced the rule lord only knows.
Posted 19 May 2014 - 07:31 PM
LIke dydo suggest, a ban may cost us a few regulars!
Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:07 PM
I'm a non - smoker too.
Edited by The Grinder, 19 May 2014 - 08:08 PM.
Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:21 PM
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Posted 20 May 2014 - 12:16 AM
Cant really understand the decision myself im a non smoker but occasionally go to the games with smokers, i just cant see some of them lasting nearly 2 hours without a fag, theyl probably not go. A little plastic bus shelter type round the back of the stand would do the trick
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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:35 AM
Club House has been no Smoking for quite sometime now it has not stopped people going in for a drink, most grounds are none smoking now, people will get used to it IMO.
Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:16 AM
People will get used to it??
People said similar when the LVA warned of wholesale pub closures as a direct result of the smoking ban.
research has since concluded that the overwheliming factor affecting pub closures since 2007 has been... the smoking ban. People most certainly DIDN'T get used to i tjohn. And now its too late.
I honestly can't see why in the 21st century we cant cater for everyone.??
Edited by Robin Evans, 20 May 2014 - 08:17 AM.
Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:18 AM
Edited by dydo, 20 May 2014 - 08:21 AM.
Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:39 AM
are we so well off for fans that we can afford to turn them away.
Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:47 AM
Posted 20 May 2014 - 01:53 PM
Its cigs now old rover , it will probably be booze next in tiime , then pies and all other fattening food haha.
Haha according to one of our supporters pies are already to hot!! And have put a complaint into the club
Posted 20 May 2014 - 03:31 PM
As a smoker I agree that others shouldn't have to put up with smokers, and even in areas not designated as non-smoking I am very aware of my actions and the negative effect that has on others, especially children, so usually try to find a nice quiet spot away from the crowds to enjoy a choker, unless there is a choker going on, on the field at the time.
I can't imagine the ban will keep people away, Fev would always come first before a fag, but I can see it causing increased work for the stewards in policing the policy. There will always be some that try to beat the ban, and especially after a pint or two.
Will we have to employ more stewards to maintain a smoke free presence at all areas of the ground?
Will we be banning those that break the rules?
Will there be agro involved?
It seems that in a stadium as open as POR, surely a dingy little corner can be found for the dirty smokers?
I had a lovely meeting with a Halifax steward last year, as I was smoking a fag a few feet away from where I should have been. I tried to point out to him that perhaps there were bigger and more drunken problems for him to be dealing with, but he was more interested in my filthy cigarette.
Who knows the reason behind it, it might be a SL thing that we are preparing for? Gone are the days of the John Player floodlit trophy, or the Silk cut Challenge cup....
Perhaps it could be discussed at the forum?
Edited by Cliff in Tanzania, 20 May 2014 - 03:59 PM.