Postcards from Milan – Butt why?


May 20, 2012Il viaggioNo comments

Everybody has the right to do to their body, what they so desire.

It’s not for me to say if smoking is wrong, or that people should not smoke around me. It doesn’t bother me that much – accept for a very short window of the day; when I’m sat, eating a meal.

I’m still slightly surprised by how many people in Italy smoke. More so, those that happily do so as they are eating. Although it was raining, hard, it was still fairly warm in Milan tonight. Add to that, the fact that I was eating in part burger bar/part cheesy club night – sounds a pumping – and it made sense to sit outside, under cover.

That was until half the restaurant sparked up.

I appreciate it is difficult for smokers with the multitude of bans – indoors, displayed for sale in the UK – but can someone smoking really taste their food?

And really not think what it is like for those around them?

Sorry for the slight moan. A very good burger, could have been better had it not be served in a cloud of smoke

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