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O, for another puff by the sea!


RANDY KNIGHT

O, for another puff by the sea!

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I SAW THE BIG SUNDAY SUN advertisement by the Ministry of Health seeking to explain the legislation on the smoking ban in public places, effective October 1.

It took a lot of reading, which I did from top to bottom; but I am afraid I am more confused now than ever.

My fear is that this measure, though well intended, will cause much confusion among business owners, particularly people who operate small beach bars.

I go to one every Friday to chill out over a quiet drink and a smoke.

The bar looks out to the sea, and where almost all the patrons gather is covered by a coconut palm; there are no partitions nor windows.

Should I return to my favourite bar this week, would its owner be breaking the law if he allowed me to smoke while enjoying the tranquility of the ocean?

RANDY KNIGHT

Editor’s Note: Definitely yes.

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