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1 hour ago, gerif said:

Not only do I believe this would never happen, I foresee a ban on smoking in the casino (kind of difficult to smoke and wear a mask). 

That would be great. But like eating and drinking, masks would be allowed to be removed to smoke if masks are even going to be a requirement on the ship going forward. 

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16 hours ago, Heymarco said:

Wouldn’t it make sense to allow smoking on balconies again rather than encouraging people to congregate in designated areas such as casino or on deck? Maybe temporarily allow and then remove once social distancing restrictions lifted.
 

-non smoker

It would make more sense to ban it on the ship......

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1 hour ago, Joseph2017China said:

It would make more sense to ban it on the ship......

How so? Should Royal ban all meat on ships to not offend vegans? Same concept when you think about it.

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3 hours ago, BND said:

I did read the thread.  Maybe I was just responding to what you wrote. Got it?

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I'm thinking if they allow smoking in the entire ship, it'd be so much easier to enforce social distancing as well as mask policy for those not actively  smoking.  Forget the 6 feet rule, people may want to stay 12 or 18 feet away from each other. I'm sure a few, well-placed smokeless ashtrays would control interior air quality.

 

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1 hour ago, Heymarco said:

How so? Should Royal ban all meat on ships to not offend vegans? Same concept when you think about it.

I don't know if being "offended" is what the question, or reply was about.  Second hand smoke is a known danger where being a vegan is a lifestyle choice that does not affect others. Pretty much everyplace these days ban smoking inside.  So, I stick with my simple, statement which is the opposite of allowing it, to not allow it as what the majority of places now ban inside

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Why not a room or a lock up somewhere?  no windows or ventilation but a place where the smokers-only can go and smoke with each other.

 

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I remember seeing such a thing in an airport in Europe, maybe Amsterdam.  At some of the areas where we waited to board the plane, there were these small plexiglass "rooms" where smokers were kind of jammed in together having a smoke before they boarded the plane.  Kind of funny looking.  But the rest of us did not have to smell the smoke.  Unless, of course, you were seated next to one of them on the plane.😷😷

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26 minutes ago, Joseph2017China said:

I don't know if being "offended" is what the question, or reply was about.  Second hand smoke is a known danger where being a vegan is a lifestyle choice that does not affect others. Pretty much everyplace these days ban smoking inside.  So, I stick with my simple, statement which is the opposite of allowing it, to not allow it as what the majority of places now ban inside

Well I think the calorie intake during a cruise would be more deadly than second hand smoke on a balcony. Should we limit people to 2000 calories a day too?

 

What about drinking? A drunk person could be harmful to themselves or others. It’s a well-documented issue on cruise ships. Let’s apply your logic and take it all out. 😉

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20 hours ago, Heymarco said:

Wouldn’t it make sense to allow smoking on balconies again rather than encouraging people to congregate in designated areas such as casino or on deck? Maybe temporarily allow and then remove once social distancing restrictions lifted.
 

-non smoker

Better idea would be non smoking on the cruise ship PERIOD!

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1 hour ago, teacherman said:

I remember seeing such a thing in an airport in Europe, maybe Amsterdam.  At some of the areas where we waited to board the plane, there were these small plexiglass "rooms" where smokers were kind of jammed in together having a smoke before they boarded the plane.  Kind of funny looking.  But the rest of us did not have to smell the smoke.  Unless, of course, you were seated next to one of them on the plane.😷😷

I've seen this area also in Europe at a couple of airports. A cube of smoke :classic_blink:

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At first I thought that the original post about puffing on your balcony must have been an April Fools joke. But since the OP has allowed the conversation to drag on for 3 pages, I guess it was not a joke.

 

Seriously? Smoking on your balcony? It's prohibited ... end of discussion.

 

 

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4 hours ago, cruzsnooze said:

Better idea would be non smoking on the cruise ship PERIOD!

 

9 hours ago, Joseph2017China said:

It would make more sense to ban it on the ship......

That will never happen. 

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6 hours ago, sugcarol said:

A smoker, a person with Covid and a chair hog walk into a bar.........

This is a great start, that would be another thread, each poster adds the next phrase, like an improv exercise

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Who knows, maybe the smoker has covid and is mixing it with the smoke he exhaling and spreading into the air  , you never know .

Could be a problem . I would avoid smokers everywhere .🙂

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7 hours ago, Heymarco said:

Well I think the calorie intake during a cruise would be more deadly than second hand smoke on a balcony. Should we limit people to 2000 calories a day too?

 

What about drinking? A drunk person could be harmful to themselves or others. It’s a well-documented issue on cruise ships. Let’s apply your logic and take it all out. 😉

 

The major difference is you decide how many calories you take in -- you don't decide on whose harmful smoke is blowing your way. 

 

I'll give you that too much drinking on a ship leads to issues but the majority of the harmful effects are on the drunk person and it's not an everyday occurrence like smoking, by far.  

 

Your arguments don't hold water (pun not intended) or logic -- sorry. 

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8 hours ago, sugcarol said:

A smoker, a person with Covid and a chair hog walk into a bar.........

 

..........and the bartender says, "What will you have, HeyMarco?"

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5 minutes ago, Merion_Mom said:

 

..........and the bartender says, "What will you have, HeyMarco?"

 

I'll have a "Hey Marco" --- that's Vodka, Blue Curaçao, and Grapefruit Juice. 

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