photo © Franck Boston – FOTOLIA
For the first time ever since 2002, french consumption of tobacco increased by 2,8% between january and may 2006. The government has proposed that like in many european Countries now smoking in public places would be forbidden but with the pressure of the syndicate of tobacco resellers, they delayed the law.
I keep stopping and starting again, sad to say but the fact that you can see smokers everywhere in Paris (most of my friends smoke), especially in restaurants, help me fall again. When I am in the US, Spain or Italy I never feel like smoking because I don’t see that many smokers. I hope this law is in application in France too as soon as possible or will we be the last to ban smokers in restaurant ?
Anyway, I have stopped again for two months and I am quite decided this time, my running helps me a lot not to start again this stupid and terrible habit. What’s fun is that each time I stop for real, I hate smokers, including my friends !