Blog: The age of intolerance

Catherine Sleep | 19 January 2005

I’ve been meaning to share with you a recent quote from restaurant critic Victor Lewis-Smith. He’s all in favour of no-smoking policies in restaurants, and commented that having a smoking area in a restaurant was like having a pissing area in a swimming pool.

Couldn’t agree more. Just as fluid in a pool spreads to contaminate all the water, so smoke drifts from one area of a room to another. "Pepper with that, Sir? Any dressings? Nice waft of nicotine, perhaps?"

Or am I just getting intolerant in my old age?

The V. Lewis-Smith review in question


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