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    Smirting & The Smoking Ban

    by orlikins Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Smirting is a combination of the words smoking + flirting, geddit? It started when people had to go out for a ciggie after the ban was enforced, and got chatting to fellow smokers outside on the street, eyes meeting across a cloud of blue nicotine... ;) So you may just meet a local hottie in this way!!

    REMEMBER - Since March 2004, you CANNOT smoke inside bars, cafes or restaurants, or anywhere where people are working (e.g. taxis, offices etc.)
    The legislation is officially known as the Public Health (Tobacco) Act, see link to it below for a summary.

    You may smoke in outside in the street or in designated smoking areas, but never inside a place where people are working (includes offices, bars, restaurants, shops, shopping centres, taxis, etc)

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    say hello!

    by Conflictrealms Written May 2, 2003

    When i passed people in Ireland, they looked at me, and it seemed as if they were about to say hello. Getting nearer, they did say hello, with a big smile - Naturally, i said hello back. This was a pleasant suprise as i live i London, and when passing people in London, heads are dropped and arms are in pockets, without saying a thing!

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