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Smoking is a real problem in Rhodes

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Smoking is a real problem in Rhodes

We've just returned from an amazing 7 day holiday at Pefkos and a 2 day holiday in Rhodes Old Town. We had a fantastic time. However, our only complaint is that smoking is allowed just about everywhere including in restaurants and on the beach. This made it really unpleasant for us. We were surprised by how many Europeans and English we saw smoking. Coming from Australia where the smoking rates are relatively low and smoking is banned just about everywhere except inside your own home, the prevalent smoking spoiled what was otherwise a great holiday.

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1. Re: Smoking is a real problem in Rhodes

During my recent two week visit I did notice some smoking where I'd have preferred there wasn't, usually whilst I'm eating. Fortunately the number of times I could count on one hand, being outside the affect was minimal and the total time I was slightly annoyed amounted to less than five minutes; not too bad over a 20,000 minute holiday. S'all good man.

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I didnt mind the smoking so much but it was definitely weird, when I checked into my hotel in Athens I had to wait for them to bring the reservation book out of the office and the guy on reception offered me a smoke, I was standing there like, "what, in here?" Hahah. I got used to it though, you can usually avoid it by sitting outside at reaturants.

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I understand what you are saying and I don't like smoking but have to accept you are in a different country with a different culture and attitude towards smoking. What really winds me up is the selfish people who can't enjoy a meal without lighting up. I respect your right to smoke but what I don't want is it forced on me when I am enjoying my food. I was sat in a lovely taverna with my family including a 3 year old and three English ladies on the table right next to us all lit up at once forcing my toddler and my family to inhale the smoke and spoil my food. How is that right? I couldn't move tables the taverna was full.

I respect your right to smoke please respect my right to enjoy my food and not have your smoke all over my table and my food. Thoughtless people.

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We smoke too but one of the only thing we like about the smoking rules in Holland that it's forbidden to smoke in a restaurant.

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If they are being totally disrespect and smoking over a 3 year old eating then don't think me asking them to stop would have made a difference Trev.

Only wrote this in the hope that someone who smokes might read it and think twice about smoking in a restaurant and allowing others to enjoy their meal.

Smoke it's your right but don't force it on others

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Having said all that I did find most smokers respectfull and only encountered it twice in the two weeks we where in Rhodes. Could have understood more if they had been Greek it's their culture but we are not allowed to smoke in restaurants in the uk for a reason wish the thoughtless English ladies would have still respected that even though they where in Greece

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10. Re: Smoking is a real problem in Rhodes

Didn't spoil my holiday GB not sure anything could spoil a holiday to Rhodes. Understand what your saying but when it involves food I just thing it's wrong. Don't mind in the bars nothing is going to spoil a cold pint of Mythos

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