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Re: Please, protect people from smokers!

Traveller

"At the inside of the train station of Zurich Stadelhofen it is currently not allowed to smoke. Ashtrays are still available at the outside of the station. During the trial period no fines will be imposed in the newly created smoke-free zones. After a test period of several months we will take a final decision."

With all due respect Sandral, that doesnt help non smokers. Inside the station down below where no smoking is allowed. Yes that great as it should be. But are we supposed to wait down there for the train that comes in 1min so we dont have to breath toxic air and then suddenly rush up the escalator when we think the train is should be coming?    My observation is the vast majority of smokers do not care where they blow smoke or throw their ciggarette butts or have any regard to other peoples health. In fact some seem to even enjoy seeing others who are annoyed by the smoke.  I hope its not a trial just to appease the non smokers to say that SBB tried it but actually hopes it failed , in order to save money implenting the plan to put non smoking zones everywhere.  In the intrest of health and safety it should just be done period.  No one is taking away smokers rights to light up, just dont do it where it must standing for transportation wait mixes with those who respect thier health. 

Re: Please, protect people from smokers!

New Member
Agree full heartedly! The like button does not want to let me give you a thumbs up.

Re: Please, protect people from smokers!

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I feel sad for people working in the Zurich Hb every day and are beimg exposed to second hand smoking. People still dont understand the dangers of second hand smoking and it makes me wonder why. Is it just to make angry customers that have an addiction? Sbb can provide flyers for addiction. I saw flyers about hambling addiction in Montecarlo's biggest casino. We are so used to our life being easy that having it easy comes at the cost of people's health. This is not a light topic and I would treat it accordingly.

Re: Please, protect people from smokers!

Visitor

Dear SBB,

 

I recently moved to Zürich from abroad. I always thought of Switzerland as a progressive country, however I am shocked at the lack of protection of non-smokers against second-hand smoke. The only real solution is to ban smoking at all public transport areas, unconditionally. Such regulations have been implemented successfully in multiple countries around the world. We all know it can be done.

People who want to smoke should feel free to do so outside of these areas. The fact that they need to "endure the elements" or suffer any other inconvenience is a direct consequence of their own choice. 

The effects of smoking and second-hand smoke have been scientifically established for decades. This is not a controversial topic. This is not a topic up for debate. We all know what the only ethical solution is. Any solutions that fall short of a full ban are there to protect the tobacco lobby, not your customers.

Please do the right thing, be a responsible company.