To Smoke or not to Smoke

Smoking Areas

October 2012

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Two years on and whatever the original objections it looks like the smoking ban is here to stay – It becomes increasingly common to see people huddled together outside pubs, bars & restaurants, having a cheeky fag !!

Rather than make them feel like social outcast, some venues are providing attractive areas in order to satisfy the smoker’s needs. The addition of a garden shelter can turn an unused area into a retreat for smoker’s – these areas can be made into comfortable places with lighting, heaters and all weather furniture creating a pleasant atmosphere and a pub or bar that caters for everyone.

Smoker’s do not have to feel as though they are being treated unfairly and pushed out into the cold. A well designed shelter can be a huge taking point and will in fact attract customers.

There is also the possibility that non-smokers will accompany their smoking friends to the shelter if you make this essential trade area as attractive & comfortable as possible.

Top Tip – Plant hanging baskets or planters with fragrant plants such as Honeysuckle & Lavender or herbs such as Rosemary to help reduce the smell of stale tobacco.

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