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Brookvale Oval is a now SMOKE FREE venue

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ssar, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. ssar

    ssar Well-Known Member

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    Got this in a Sea Eagles email today:

    "BROOKVALE OVAL IS NOW SMOKE FREE

    Brookvale Oval is a now SMOKE FREE venue please respect all patrons by not smoking. There will be designated smoking areas OUTSIDE the venue.

    Patrons will need their ticket and willl be issued a pass out for exit and re-entry. No alcohol can be taken outside. Bins are provided in all designated areas to extinguish cigarettes.

    Designated Smoking Areas:
    North West (Federal Parade) &
    South East (Pine Street)

    We thank you for your co operation."


    And it's also mentioned on the venue info page here:

    http://www.mwse.com.au/default.aspx?s=venue-info

    I don't know how long this has been in effect, but it is about time.
    All big sporting venues should be smoke-free, and security needs to actively remind anyone who lights up of the rules.

    It's a freakin' FILTHY aspect of going to Brookie or anywhere smokers light up for that matter, and this is a great change.

    Going to games at Manly's fantastic rustic home ground, as well as Sea Eagles Club Membership is a whole lot more appealing now.
     
  2. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    The 'alcohol free hill' has been smoke free for years now and yet every game I see people smoking there and nothing been done about it, I bet it will be the same and people will just ignore the ban.
     
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but now you're within your rights to stub it out, or call security in.
     
  4. chrisos

    chrisos Active Member

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    Personally being a smoker myself,i have to disagree,everyone has a right to make their own decision to smoke or not to smoke and should be respected as much as the smoker themselves should respect the non smoker,whenever i light up at brookie i walk away from people and kids especially,sometimes losing my seat just to make sure i dont annoy anyone with my "Filthy Habit",i know its not good for you but thats my decision i guess anyway ssar if youre on facebook you may want to look up the group  "I'm trying to smoke here would you mind coughing somewhere else" :p.
     
  5. chrisos

    chrisos Active Member

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    Just wanted to add that i think the ideas of passouts would potentially create problems anyway.
    To quote "Patrons will need their ticket and willl be issued a pass out for exit and re-entry. No alcohol can be taken outside. Bins are provided in all designated areas to extinguish cigarettes."
    For one,Policing the no alcohol to be taken outside rule will create a problem to some extent in my view etc etc....
    After giving it some more thought i guess it will be a good idea to have a no smoking rule,even as a smoker it gets on my nerves when i see other smokers light up right next to people and children with seemingly no regard of them whatsoever,it gets on my nerves especially when i personally try my hardest to keep my smoking away from others at all times,anyway that's my rant.
     
  6. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Attitudes to smoking are changing over time, I spent many years as a dedicated smoker, ahh, the delights were untold. Well, maybe they were untold because there weren't many, but at times the first few puffs were tremendously satisfying. Having become a non-smoker nowadays I am amazed at how the smoke is detectable in the air, on clothing, breath etc. In days of yore I would have scoffed at the suggestion smoking outdoors could harm a 3rd party, not so adamant now. As you say, particularly with kids in the vicinity, not to mention asthma sufferes etc. Anyhow Chrisos, more power to you as a smoker, enjoy every puff, and if one day you stop I'm sure you'll enjoy that even more!
     
  7. Normie

    Normie Well-Known Member

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    The ACT has been smoke free for many years! Most enjoyable for non-smokers.....
     
  8. Downie

    Downie Active Member

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    Nothing worse than sitting on the hill and having the person in front of you light one up. About time this was done.
     
  9. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Pussies. Everything kills you. Don't let me start on food additives. Stand on Pittwater Rd for 10 minutes and it will be worse than ciggies for the whole season. :p
     
  10. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Ok I'll back on my high horse and suggest that anyone that smokes in now and over the the previous 10 or 15 years are total dumb ****z.

    I could suggest that most people would know of a person that is seriously sick from those f-ing things but some still feel they need these things to fullfill there lives. Dumb ****z
     
  11. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Dumb Sh**tz is spelt Sh**ts byso.


    True at least got my point tho
     
  12. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's nothing to do with being 'dumb', the noxious mixture is one of the most addictive ever known in the history of civilisation.
     
  13. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

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    Standard in most place these days.
     
  14. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    I'd even dump elle mcpherson if i was going out with her & she smoked that's how much i hate it.
     
  15. DUFFMAN

    DUFFMAN Active Member

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    Well you have zero chance of going out with Elle now......... she is a smoker.
     
  16. chrisos

    chrisos Active Member

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    Why,Why!?!? Why y'all hatin on the smokers? hehehe....BTW Matai is a smoker so was Cliffy Lyons,thought id throw that in...
     

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