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Old May 21st, 2008, 06:12 PM
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A very touchy subject. We both smoked heavily but finally kicked the habit in 1988. I promised myself that I would be tolerant and non-judgemental of those who chose to smoke and that worked-for a while. Other peoples smoke didn't really bother me that much-just made me want a damn cigarette! But for the past 10 years we both find second-hand smoke unbearable. Maybe it's our age For that reason, I'm happy with Celebrity's decision-it is our cruiseline of choice. I really don't believe non-smokers want to trample on the rights of those who do smoke-I think it is a health and environmental issue. I had to laugh at georgeny's comments about banning overeaters, people who drink too much, old people, kids etc. I see his point but my health is not going to be affected by the 500 lb guy at the buffet, or the guy who gets tanked every night or the two obnoxious kids at my dinner table. Here in Ontario, they are introducing a law that forbids people to smoke in their own car if there are children present. I think it's already in force in some Maritime provinces. It's like everything else-there are considerate smokers who respect non-smokers and those who don't give a hoot about anyone else and unfortunately all smokers have to pay the price. But I'm sure there will always be plenty of ships who will allow smoking in some areas-after all, there is still a lot of smokers out there plus all those who don't but could care less who did and are not bothered by it.
I couldn't have said it better. Thanks for such a respectful and thoughtful post. I have been smoke-free for 5-years. I am happy that smoking is not allowed in cabins, but to take that privelege away from balcony-smokers is kind of far.

Sorry for you guys! I would rather smoking be taken out of Fortunes Casino. I have a hard time in there, and usually can only stand a few minutes, even on the "no-smoking" side. Just MHO
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Wow, sounds like Celebrity wants to lose business.
At $250 for first offence, how can they lose money, I'm sure the cabin stuwards gets a bonus for each passenger reported.
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I booked this cruise before the new policy went into effect, but I guess I will have to live with it now. (Cant change my cruise because we have others coming with us)

I never smoke in doors, or near others who might not smoke so my balcony is where I smoked. If someone was out on their balcony nearby I wouldn't like up.

So I guess I will be forced to smoke indoors somewhere. What is annoying is that they don't make that area for us smokers known, we always have to go and search for the 2 ashtrays they laid out somewhere for us.

They usually set these areas up in the stupidest places, like right next to a bar or near the entrance or exit of someplace so everyone walking in or out has to go through the smoking section. Makes sense doesn't it. Or you have to go up to the 12 floor to smoke after dinner and then back down to the show and back up to catch a smoke after the show.
They should at least have a smoking section on each major public area floor so we dont have to go up and down so much.


What does bother me is that the non smokers will then walk by the only area we have been given to smoke and moan and groan about the large amount of smoke.

Trust me, even smokers dont want to be packed in a 6 by 6 area with 50 people all lighting up.

Well, I guess many of you will be seeing me in my PJ's with my hair unbrushed up on the 12th deck early in the morning, where the 2 ashtrays from last evening were but have been moved or put away so now I have to find someone to get an ashtray from or put it out in my coffee cup, which could be the next coffee cup you will use.

Sorry for the negativity but this is my hot button.
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I booked this cruise before the new policy went into effect, but I guess I will have to live with it now. (Cant change my cruise because we have others coming with us)

I never smoke in doors, or near others who might not smoke so my balcony is where I smoked. If someone was out on their balcony nearby I wouldn't like up.

So I guess I will be forced to smoke indoors somewhere. What is annoying is that they don't make that area for us smokers known, we always have to go and search for the 2 ashtrays they laid out somewhere for us.

They usually set these areas up in the stupidest places, like right next to a bar or near the entrance or exit of someplace so everyone walking in or out has to go through the smoking section. Makes sense doesn't it. Or you have to go up to the 12 floor to smoke after dinner and then back down to the show and back up to catch a smoke after the show.
They should at least have a smoking section on each major public area floor so we dont have to go up and down so much.


What does bother me is that the non smokers will then walk by the only area we have been given to smoke and moan and groan about the large amount of smoke.

Trust me, even smokers dont want to be packed in a 6 by 6 area with 50 people all lighting up.

Well, I guess many of you will be seeing me in my PJ's with my hair unbrushed up on the 12th deck early in the morning, where the 2 ashtrays from last evening were but have been moved or put away so now I have to find someone to get an ashtray from or put it out in my coffee cup, which could be the next coffee cup you will use.

Sorry for the negativity but this is my hot button.
Here's a quote from the press release announcing the new smoking policy. There will be a number of outdoor areas where smoking is allowed.

"The new policy, created after Celebrity polled past guests, will result in a cleaner, fresher and healthier environment on Celebrity's ships. Designated indoor areas where guests can smoke cigarettes include the port side of one lounge per ship and a designated slot machine area in each ship's casino. The new policy also designates outdoor areas where guests can smoke. These include the port side of the pool deck and sundecks on each ship, the port side of the Sunset Bar on Celebrity Century and on Celebrity's Millennium class of ships, and the port side aft outside of Winter Garden on Celebrity Galaxy and Celebrity Mercury. Celebrity's new Solstice class of ships, launching with Celebrity Solstice late this year, will follow the new policy beginning with the first sailing. Celebrity Solstice's Lawn Club and the Sunset Bar at the Lawn Club will not allow smoking. Violations to Celebrity's smoking policy may result in a $250 cleaning fee charged to the guest's onboard account and may also be addressed through the line's guest conduct policy."

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