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Monday, June 11, 2007

Dutch Smoking Ban

The comprehensive Dutch smoking ban, that will cover coffee shops (more or less), is getting a lot of coverage, so I thought I'd link back to my recent post-Amsterdam post. I don't have a whole lot to add to it, other than I have sent an email or two to some Dutch friends in Amsterdam for a sense on how the locals are receiving it. I'll post the relevant bits when I hear back. My initial reaction is everyone knew this was coming and I'm skeptical of the folks who say the ban won't have teeth. The Dutch may think they are unique to rest of the world, and they certainly have cause to think they are, but when it comes to this....I'm not so sure they are any different from the rest of the smoke-free world.

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