Er wordt nog steeds gerookt in New Yorkse bars

In het Plaza Hotel in New York is nog steeds een bar aanwezig die roken toestaat, ondanks het pas door de New Yorkse burgemeester afgedwongen algemene rookverbod in bars en restaurants.


This room induces nostalgia in many ways. Most glaringly, it is a throwback to just two weeks ago, when people could smoke cigarettes in bars in New York. Here at the Oak Room in the Plaza Hotel, they still can, and they have come here because they can, though they do not know why they can.

To the question of whether this is open defiance of the law, the answer is no, according to an Oak Room manager who refused to give his name. He says the bar is allowed to permit smoking under the municipal Smoke-Free Air Act while it applies for a permanent exemption.

Artikel New York Times

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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