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Smokers ignoring station smoking ban

Defiant tobacco junkies still lighting up despite prohibition


Smokers are ignoring the DSB smoking ban (Photo: Colourbox)

July 24, 2014
13:58

by Ray Weaver


It is forbidden to smoke at all DSB stations, and Jutland rail operator Arriva has followed suit. The ban on smoking at train stations and on platforms has been in place for almost a month now. Despite the new rules, smokers continue to light up.

“It is a process,” said DSB spokesperson Leif Fabrin to Berlingske. “You still see people smoking, but I think it is fewer than before.”

Fabrin believes that fewer smokers will violate the rules as time goes on.

The main station in Odense decided to go smoke free, but many smokers don’t seem to care.

Still smokin’
“I think it is bullshit,” smoker Mogens Rasmussen told Berlingske. Neither DSB nor Fynbus, a company operating out of the Odense station, plans to enforce the ban using fines. Rasmussen said that was a wise decision on their part. “I won’t pay the fine and I won’t quit smoking,” he said. “On the contrary, I would make sure that I smoke every time I am here.”

Uniformed and civilian-clad DSB agents circulate through the stations and remind offending smokers that they are breaking the law and if they do not stop they will be expelled from the station.

DSB said that the ban was put into place for the benefit of the 70 percent of its customers that said they wanted a smoking ban.



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