Feb 19, 2010

Smoke 'em if you got 'em

In a world where smoking is banned basically everywhere and smokers are treated as pariahs, one country has the yaitsa to let people enjoy their cancer sticks in peace. That country is Bulgaria.

According to the Sofia Morning News, the Bulgarian Parliament has decided to annul a full smoking ban. Why? "...The full ban would harm restaurant businesses and the tourist sector and would be frequently violated anyway." It sometimes amazes me that any laws are followed in our region.


Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

I know someone who quit while they were in Bulgaria.

Now *that's* willpower.

Courtney said...

When I would ask Bulgarians opposed to EU accession what their reasoning was, the prospect of a smoking ban was usually second on their list.

Eh, what can you do? Tova e Bulgaria!