NAFFI CIGS BAN

#1
Anyone see this little snippet in today’s News of the World (tucked away on page15)?

“NAAFI CIGS BAN

Defence Secretary John Reid will spark fury in the armed forces with new plans to scrap cheap fags and booze for troops serving abroad.

As well as a ban on duty-free, our brave boys and girls in the field won’t be allowed to smoke in NAAFI pubs, below decks and in barracks.

Only submarines will escape the measures but are expected to be smoke free within five years”.


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#3
Rumrunner said:
Anyone see this little snippet in today’s News of the World (tucked away on page15)?

“NAAFI CIGS BAN

Defence Secretary John Reid will spark fury in the armed forces with new plans to scrap cheap fags and booze for troops serving abroad.

As well as a ban on duty-free, our brave boys and girls in the field won’t be allowed to smoke in NAAFI pubs, below decks and in barracks.

Only submarines will escape the measures but are expected to be smoke free within five years”.


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I don't think that's going to happen..I mean SERIOUSLY!! He'd end up with a mutiny! Never mind the insurrection in Iraq!
 
#8
Rumrunner said:
Anyone see this little snippet in today’s News of the World (tucked away on page15)?

“NAAFI CIGS BAN

Defence Secretary John Reid will spark fury in the armed forces with new plans to scrap cheap fags and booze for troops serving abroad.

As well as a ban on duty-free, our brave boys and girls in the field won’t be allowed to smoke in NAAFI pubs, below decks and in barracks.

Only submarines will escape the measures but are expected to be smoke free within five years”.


:(
The news got released last week to the general MOD public so to speak. There will be No Smoking on any MOD property, yes this includes outside! The only escape short term are barrack blocks where accomadation is paid for by the occupant and ships, Big Brother will give you five years grace before they Ban it in those places. So the vision is gonna be of all the guys at Shiaba doffing CBA and helmet to run up to the main gate for a quick smoke.......... Better yet stood in a howling gale in the middle of Sennybridge being told by some moronic subbie, if you light up, you're affecting his air quality, breaching some regulation in a DCI and if you want a fag, tab to the bottom of church hill! Yeah really!
New Labour stikes again!
 
#9
Rumrunner said:
As well as a ban on duty-free,
Wouldn’t this be illegal under some EC convention i.e. charging UK duty in a foreign country? I can understand paying the host countries tax, but how can NAFFI look at sales & say this bits ours this bits the host counties & this bits UK tax. I can’t see it being workable.
 
#13
Rumrunner said:
Defence Secretary John Reid will spark fury in the armed forces with new plans to scrap cheap fags and booze for troops serving abroad.(
whats the rationale for scrapping cheap booze? How are all those ugly girls gonna get laid!?
 
#14
SpeckledJim said:
Rumrunner said:
Defence Secretary John Reid will spark fury in the armed forces with new plans to scrap cheap fags and booze for troops serving abroad.(
whats the rationale for scrapping cheap booze? How are all those ugly girls gonna get laid!?
Don't forget us ugly blokes Speckled Jim, cuts both ways I would think? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
 
#15
Devilishdave said:
Sounds great to me. I am sick of putrid smokers poluting my air!!

Dave
Don't go to bars then, its your choice.

I really enjoy my smoke breaks - going outside, fresh air and looking at some of Yorkshires best views.
 
#16
polar said:
Devilishdave said:
Sounds great to me. I am sick of putrid smokers poluting my air!!

Dave
Don't go to bars then, its your choice.

I really enjoy my smoke breaks - going outside, fresh air and looking at some of Yorkshires best views.
In my time, (yawn early 60’s in Cyprus,) the customs always issued units with confiscated fags! I always thought the freebee's was a "good one." I’m pleased I did my time when I did, Not nearly as many gongs but plenty of free fags, :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
#18
polar said:
Devilishdave said:
Sounds great to me. I am sick of putrid smokers poluting my air!!

Dave
Don't go to bars then, its your choice.

I really enjoy my smoke breaks - going outside, fresh air and looking at some of Yorkshires best views.
Fortunately in the not to to distant future the boot will be firmly on the other foot. Kill your self but dot try and take the rest of us with you!!

Dave
 

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