I was really surprised by the smoking area at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport. It is hidden behind a giant screen. Why? Is it so that smokers are not visible? The smoke oozes from the top of the screen and from the bottom so the smell is very strong. And because the area is screened off there isn’t much room so the people who are smoking behind there are pretty squashed.
It’s getting to a point where smoking is becoming more and more antisocial , here in Melbourne you can no longer smoke in a car if there is an underage child in the car with you. Most if not all businesses are now smoke free and smoking even outdoors at restaurants and bars is really frowned on now.
So different to Italy where we have just come from. In Italy you could pretty much smoke anywhere. There is no giant screen for smokers to hide behind. I don’t know how I feel about the big screen I come from a family of smokers and I too was once a smoker before kids. Guess I just found it odd.