The Smoking Room - Netflix
Wed 26 June 2019
Writer Brian Dooley has created a rich pageant of life in the tiny Petri dish of the Smoking Room. Big on witty dialogue, short on plot, the Smoking Room ran for two series and a Christmas special. It was understated and gentle, but not in a mumsy billowy way – the show definitely had edges. And then sometimes it went beyond them.
Runtime: 30 minutes
The Smoking Room - Smoking in Germany - Netflix
Under federal law the manufacture, importation, distribution and advertisement of tobacco is regulated whilst the 16 federal states of Germany each have their own smokefree laws for public places, which range from relatively weak bans to full smoking bans in all licensed premises, childcare facilities, schools and governmental institutions. As of July 2016, nearly 40% of the German population (Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Saarland) live in a state with a strict smoking ban including all restaurants, pubs, cafés and discos. In the other 13 states designated smoking rooms as well as one-room smoking bars with less than 75 m² are permitted. According to a 2013 micro-census survey, 24.5% of the German population aged 15+ are smokers (29 percent of men, 20 percent of women). Among the 18- to 25-year-old age group, 35.2% are smokers.
The Smoking Room - Federal smoking ban - Netflix
The “Federal non-smoking act” has introduced a smoking ban for the following public places and facilities: in federal institutions and the constitutional bodies of the federal government, in public transportation, in passenger stations of public railways. The law does not apply to any residential or accommodation facility given to residents for personal use. And for separated smoking facilities if the conditions apply which are set by the federal government.
The Smoking Room - References - Netflix