Thursday, October 2, 2008

No Smoking. Oh, wait! Yes Smoking.

A few months ago, before I arrived, the canton of Geneva voted to ban smoking in all restaurants. Over 80% of the population voted in favor of the ban. Yesterday, Zurich voted to pass a similar law.

But yesterday I learned that the Swiss national government revoked Geneva's ban on Tuesday. I'm not sure why, because I can only make it so far through the French newspapers. But I went to lunch with our CEO and there were already a couple people smoking at the table next to us.

So don't confuse neutrality with lack of infuriating politics.

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