I continue to be astonished at how many people in Switzerland smoke. 34% of adults here smoke, one of the highest rates in a developed nation. Compare to 18% in the US.

The Swiss don't seem to have reached the point of intolerance of second hand smoke. By law restaurants have to have non-smoking rooms, but many don't. The restaurant I went to last night had the entire upstairs dedicated to non-smoking, but as soon as the downstairs filled up they seated smokers upstairs and brought the ashtrays. No one seemed to mind. Yuck.

  2005-09-10 07:23 Z