I think l'ang's point is that, unless a smoker stands about 50 yards from the nearest person, people will always be affected by any smoke produced directly or second hand passively from them. Unless they're a clumsy bleeder, you're not likely to get splashed by alcohol, even if somebody is drinking right next to you.
Like has already been mentioned, if you willingly attend a none smoking facility, you should be prepared to do without smoking for as long as you're on the premises of said facility.
I once saw a bloke take a child of around 18 months old into one of the traps at the KC stadium. You could see the smoke coming out over the top of said trap for the duration of his cigarette. He then emerged stinking of smoke, still carrying the child who, presumably, had to "enjoy" the smoke as well. I found this behaviour appalling and an utterly selfish act.
(and before anyone asks, I was suffering with a touch of food poisoning at the time and, rather desperately, needed to spend a little time on my own... )
I gave a mention to this on last night's Wigan v Hull game thread as the RFL announced it at half time.
Very sad news. Tony and Kevin Harkin used to share the scrum half role at the time when Hull had a very good team. He was a great player and the very epitome of Eddie Waring's "Cheekie chappie" cliche.
When I think of Hull sides of the late 70's/early to mid 80's, we had some belting scrum halves such as Keith Hepworth, Deany, Harkin, Peter Sterling and, no doubt, others that Ullman will offer up.
We haven't had anyone of their ilk at scrum half in years.
RIP Tony, how Hull FC could do with your abilities now.
Thanks to dkw for posting the links to the videos.
I've watched them a few times now and, what it appears to me is that, after Hock passes Shaul, if he continues in the line he's running in he looks like he'd pass behind the referee.
Not only does he change his line of running by veering to his left, he also dips his shoulder into the ref at exactly the moment he would on a player if the shoulder charge was still legal.
Coincidence that it's Hock again?, of course not.
He's lucky to only get 7 games imo.
Edit: If I can just add, 1976PMJwires was spot on in an earlier post, surely a person's instinct to protect themselves and whoever they may collide with would be to put their hands out to grab them, cushion the impact and prevent them falling over.
It would appear from the video that Hock did almost the exact opposite.