Smoking shelter a sign of the times?

| May 15, 2013

Workers at Dublin’s Convention Centre are to get a smoking shelter three years after the facility was opened, according to a story by Alan O’Keeffe for the Evening Herald.

That such a shelter should be built now is possibly an indication that attitudes to smokers are softening in certain places and in certain respects – that the process of smoker denormalization put in train some years ago is now in reverse.

A spokeswoman for the Convention Centre told the Herald the shelter, for which a planning application has been lodged, would allow smokers among the staff to have “a bit of comfort” when they lit up.

To date, they have had no protection from the elements when smoking outside near a rear staff entrance.

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