A Breath Of Fresh Air For Smokers Who Are Looking For Smoking Friendly Seaside Holiday Cottages
Smokers Can Have Holidays Too
Wanted: Holidays For People Who Smoke
If you are reading this article about Holidays For Smokers then I am going to assume one of 2 things.
Either you are a non smoker who likes to sieze upon every opportunity to adopt your usual evangelical, lecturing, posturing stance and you spend vast amounts of time scouring forums such as this in order to actively pursue your crusade, on behalf of the future safety and wellbeing ofsoceity as we know it.
Like me, you are a sad, revotling, disgusting creature who is responsible for most of the ills that have befallen mankind (oops, sorry PCs, I suppose I should have said 'peoplekind or personkind or something . .) because you SMOKE!
Yes, I admit it. I smoke.
AND . . . I love it.
Now, if you are in the second category, an evil, disgusting smoker, then what do you do when you go on holiday? Yes, like me, you find somewhere that has some form of outside area where you can smoke. No matter if it is wet, dry, hot or cold, you go outside to have a smoke!
Which brings me to the reason for this article.
I am thinking of starting a website for people who smoke but who, just like the remainder of society (you know, the 'normal' part), like to relax and enjoy your holiday. So, I would like to see if there are any people out there who would be interested in information about holidays for smokers. This could be Cottages For Smokers or maybe Hotels For Smokers. It could be that you are simply interested in all forms of Holiday Accommodation For Smokers.
If you are one of these sad, misguided, evil people, perhaps you would leave a comment or better still, take part in my vote.
A key piece of information would be if you are the owner or proprietor of a Holiday cottage, Hotel or resort where smoking is permitted or where, at the very least, there are facilities for smokers.
If you do have such a property and would like a website where you could advertise your property, I could be your salvation.
If you are a holiday proprietor, have you considered the economic mileage to be gained from providing holidays for the high number of people who actually do smoke? It seems to me that we cater for just about every other minority group known to mankind (oops, there I go again). You can advertise yourself as being gay friendly, child friendly, dog friendly, vegetarian friendly or any type of friendly that you like.
So, why not smoker friendly?
I will probably receive loads of replies and comments from all of the above mentioned 'friendly' groups (yes, even the odd one from some gay, vegetarian, child friendly cocker spaniel) but the question is, are there any smokers out there who are willing to stand up and be counted.
Are you willing to 'come out' from under your smoker's shelter?
We are entitled to enjoy our holidays just the same as the next person. My wife and I don't drink and we both find the drunken antics of people on holiday to be offensive, yet no one denies THEM their holiday pleasures, do they?
In the same way, I object to the number of road traffic accidents caused by people who drink and drive (yes, yes, I am sure you can find some isolated, remote example of someone who crashed while smoking a cigarette but isolated will be the key word).
I guess I am fed up with smokers being pilloried and denied the same basic rights as others.
And don't even start on passive smoking before seriously considering all the battered and abused wives, girlfriends, children and others who are victims of 'passive drinking'. However, they rarely have a choice.
I am advocating that people should have a choice.
If someone advertises a holiday accommodation where smoking is permitted then everyone, smokers and non smokers would know in advance. Perhaps you have a holiday cottage where you would be willing to install an outside shelter or gazebo type of structure with a patio heater where smokers could indulge themselves without discomfort and without upsetting the non smokers who will occupy the place the following week?
Maybe you are a smoker who has previously tried to give up and failed or, on the other hand, you might be an ex smoker who has managed to successfully quit. In either case, perhaps you would like to take part in my survey about Quitting Smoking.
I would be genuinely interested in your experience
So - Holiday Accommodation For Smokers, Cottages For Smokers, Hotels For Smokers, Smoking Holidays - Any Offers or Information?