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  • I don't recall seeing anyone smoking at YAPC::EU::2004 nor at LPW 2004...

    I'll keep an open eye at YAPC::{NA,EU}::2005 this time :-)

    Heck, I might even call for a show of hands at EU ;-)

    This campaign has resulted in disallowing smoking in all Victorian (and a few other states') restaurants and cafes, sports bars, casinos and gaming lounges.

    Ain't you guys the lucky ones? :-) A similar law was about to get approved, here in Portugal, a couple of months ago, but all the rufus it caused made the poli

    • Ontario has disallowed smoking in public buildings, generally. (There are some grandfathered exceptions. For a while, restaurants were allowed to build a well-ventilated smoking area - they are still allowed to continue to use them for now, but they are being phased out. I suspect that the bingo halls will be the ones that suffer the most when the smoking ban become absolute - they tend to have a bigger smoking area that is packed an d a smaller non-smoking are that is sparsely used.)

      So, at YAPC::NA, anyone who wants/needs to smoke will have to go outside, which will mean missing some time at one of the sessions. (Looking at the YAPC::NA program, I find that there are two kinds of session slots - for some of them I want to be able to clone myself to see two sessions at once, for the rest I want to double clone myself to see all three of the alternatives. Fortunately, I don't smoke, so I won't ever feel any urge to miss all of the sessions by going outside. :-)

      I don't recall ever seeing anyone at TPM nights stopping for a cigarette during the excursion from the technical meeting to the followup social at the bar across the street.