Alonzo’s moet sluiten

Hij bezit de Italiaanse bistro in New York al 21 jaar. Burgemeester Bloomberg’s antirookwet betekende het einde voor zijn bedrijf.

“I’ve been in the restaurant business for 21 years and now I have pretty much lost it all. But worst of all I have lost people who are like my family,” Don was saying.


“Ten of the staff are gone. People very close to me. My chef for 15 years who has four kids, he has no job because I don’t have a restaurant anymore.” Don blames Bloomberg’s draconian smoking ban on the demise of his restaurant.

“Europeans, Africans, South Americans, they all smoke. They would come here for lunch, dinner, parties,” Don said. “They don’t come here now. I had to tell them they cannot smoke. They stay at the United Nations where they can eat, drink and smoke.”

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  • "Es ist schwieriger, eine vorgefaßte Meinung zu zertrümmern als ein Atom."
    (Het is moeilijker een vooroordeel aan flarden te schieten dan een atoom.)
    Albert Einstein

  • "Als je alles zou laten dat slecht is voor je gezondheid, dan ging je kapot"
    Anonieme arts

  • "The effects of other people smoking in my presence is so small it doesn't worry me."
    Sir Richard Doll, 2001

  • "Een leugen wordt de waarheid als hij maar vaak genoeg wordt herhaald"
    Joseph Goebbels, Minister van Propaganda, Nazi Duitsland


  • "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • "There''s no such thing as perfect air. If there was, God wouldn''t have put bristles in our noses"
    Coun. Bill Clement

  • "Better a smoking freedom than a non-smoking tyranny"
    Antonio Martino, Italiaanse Minister van Defensie

  • "If smoking cigars is not permitted in heaven, I won't go."
    Mark Twain

  • I've alllllllways said that asking smokers "do you want to quit?" and reporting the results of that question, as is, is horribly misleading. It's a TWO part question. After asking if one wants to quit it must be followed up with "Why?" Ask why and the majority of the answers will be "because I'm supposed to" (victims of guilt and propaganda), not "because I want to."
    Audrey Silk, NYCCLASH