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Smoking in Ambulance

Post by Austin7 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:18 am

A few days ago I was parked outside Papantoniou Bakery at the Tremithousa junction while my daughter was inside buying something. As she came out she noticed a state run ambulance also parked outside with a male nurse/operative sitting in the passenger seat smoking while the driver was also in the store. She was horrified to see this and thought it was a definite NoNo. Agreed the side window was open though. On her return to the UK she mentioned it to a friend who is an NHS paramedic who was as horrified as my daughter. What do other people think?

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Re: Smoking in Ambulance

Post by WHL » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:33 am

Austin7 wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:18 am
A few days ago I was parked outside Papantoniou Bakery at the Tremithousa junction while my daughter was inside buying something. As she came out she noticed a state run ambulance also parked outside with a male nurse/operative sitting in the passenger seat smoking while the driver was also in the store. She was horrified to see this and thought it was a definite NoNo. Agreed the side window was open though. On her return to the UK she mentioned it to a friend who is an NHS paramedic who was as horrified as my daughter. What do other people think?
They were probably on a break and went to get some nosh, don't have a problem with them having a fag, window open, no patients in the back, no harm done, in my opinion not the end of the World.

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Re: Smoking in Ambulance

Post by boycott » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:42 am

Not as bad as the petrol tanker driver smoking whilst delivering petrol at the local petrol station!

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Re: Smoking in Ambulance

Post by WHL » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:50 am

boycott wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:42 am
Not as bad as the petrol tanker driver smoking whilst delivering petrol at the local petrol station!
Petrol attendants in my local station smoke and drink coffee, ten feet away from pumps while petrol is being dispensed, only a matter of time.

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Re: Smoking in Ambulance

Post by JimX » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:50 am

Smoking is a bad habit especially in a fuel filling station, that Ambulance as I live in Tremithousa maybe the one we called for as a neighbour was very ill, it took 1 1/2 hours to get here..(just maybe the same?)
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Re: Smoking in Ambulance

Post by emgee » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:53 am

Agreed, not the end of the world.

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Re: Smoking in Ambulance

Post by Dominic » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:13 pm

WHL wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:50 am
boycott wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:42 am
Not as bad as the petrol tanker driver smoking whilst delivering petrol at the local petrol station!
Petrol attendants in my local station smoke and drink coffee, ten feet away from pumps while petrol is being dispensed, only a matter of time.
I was once having a crafty fag in the loo of a ferry boat taking us up the Ton Le Sap in Cambodia. All of a sudden one of the crew started banging on the door. I was puzzled as they were normally relaxed about smoking etc. I came out and he grinned at me, pointing to some cannisters directly behind me. They stored the fuel in the loos.
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Re: Smoking in Ambulance

Post by WHL » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:26 pm

Dominic wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:13 pm
WHL wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:50 am
boycott wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:42 am
Not as bad as the petrol tanker driver smoking whilst delivering petrol at the local petrol station!
Petrol attendants in my local station smoke and drink coffee, ten feet away from pumps while petrol is being dispensed, only a matter of time.
I was once having a crafty fag in the loo of a ferry boat taking us up the Ton Le Sap in Cambodia. All of a sudden one of the crew started banging on the door. I was puzzled as they were normally relaxed about smoking etc. I came out and he grinned at me, pointing to some cannisters directly behind me. They stored the fuel in the loos.
A cure for constipation, if that lot went up :lol:
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Re: Smoking in Ambulance

Post by Lincoln » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:39 pm

No, NOT at all funny and should be BANNED completely in public service vehicles. My wife has various allergies and any hint of cigarette smoke could cause her to have a reaction.
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Re: Smoking in Ambulance

Post by Ramone » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:26 pm

Chill out people.
I love living in Cyprus as it is a totally different life style to the UK.
IMHO there is a lot more good than bad things here compared to the UK, That's why I came.
If a guy smoking in an ambulance horrifies you, may be Cyprus isn't the place for you.
I'm quite sure that would never happen in the UK without the guy being shot at dawn !!

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Re: Smoking in Ambulance

Post by Austin7 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:32 pm

Ramone wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:26 pm
Chill out people.
I love living in Cyprus as it is a totally different life style to the UK.
IMHO there is a lot more good than bad things here compared to the UK, That's why I came.
If a guy smoking in an ambulance horrifies you, may be Cyprus isn't the place for you.
I'm quite sure that would never happen in the UK without the guy being shot at dawn !!
Where did I say I was horrified??? I was just playing Devil's Advocate 8-)

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Re: Smoking in Ambulance

Post by darrow » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:05 pm

Lincoln wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:39 pm
No, NOT at all funny and should be BANNED completely in public service vehicles. My wife has various allergies and any hint of cigarette smoke could cause her to have a reaction.
i also am allergic to cigarette smoke. in UK i wouldn't get in taxi because the driver had been smoking. he said passengers aren't allowed to smoke. i asked him if he had been smoking. i moved on to another further down the rank with a non smoking driver. it is no joke if your sinuses swell up and you can't breathe, your lips burn and swell. i am pleased they have introduced no smoking, but often we still have to run the gauntlet of smokers smoking immediately outside entrance doors. General hospital springs to mind. at least i can sprint through with a handkerchief over my nose and mouth.

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Re: Smoking in Ambulance

Post by Dominic » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:26 pm

Lincoln wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:39 pm
No, NOT at all funny and should be BANNED completely in public service vehicles. My wife has various allergies and any hint of cigarette smoke could cause her to have a reaction.
You could say the same thing about cat hair. I like the new avatar by the way. :)
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Re: Smoking in Ambulance

Post by darrow » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:24 pm

Dominic wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:26 pm
Lincoln wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:39 pm
No, NOT at all funny and should be BANNED completely in public service vehicles. My wife has various allergies and any hint of cigarette smoke could cause her to have a reaction.
You could say the same thing about cat hair. I like the new avatar by the way. :)
I don't agree that cat hair is the same as cigarette smoke. If you are allergic to cat hair you avoid them. Public service vehicles are for use for the public, therefore the No smoking"laws should be upheld by the employees. My opinion.

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Re: Smoking in Ambulance

Post by Fisherman Phil » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:27 pm

Smoking in public places should be banned completely.
Already is, in places like Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan

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Re: Smoking in Ambulance

Post by Happy in Cyprus » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:20 pm

A good few years ago I pulled into a petrol station in Pissouri, to fill up. The very elderly attendant was smoking as he filled up the car before me :o I stood well clear...but nothing happened.

If, as we are led to believe, it's the petrol vapour which is explosive (as opposed to the liquid itself), how come smoking-related accidents in petrol stations just don't seem to happen?

Meanwhile, years ago in the UK I was chastised by a petrol attendant for using a mobile phone inside a completely closed car while waiting to be filled up. Here, many folks talk on mobiles while they fill up, without incident.

Cue someone to Google, and then find, an article purportedly showing a garage somewhere or other which blew up as a consequence of sparks emitted from a mobile phone :lol:

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Re: Smoking in Ambulance

Post by Tremigirl » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:49 am

I was always led to believe you shouldn't use your mobile phone in a hospital as it could interfere with the hospital equipment, now everyone seems to be chatting texting on their phones, even the doctors.

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Re: Smoking in Ambulance

Post by The Aquila » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:23 am

Tremigirl wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:49 am
I was always led to believe you shouldn't use your mobile phone in a hospital as it could interfere with the hospital equipment, now everyone seems to be chatting texting on their phones, even the doctors.
That was in the days before anyone really knew about the effects of mobile phone signals and waves, now if even ok to use them on some flights.

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Re: Smoking in Ambulance

Post by Firefly » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:51 pm

I always thought it was to make you spend a fortune on hospital trolley phones.
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Re: Smoking in Ambulance

Post by daveg » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:12 pm

And I've just seen a couple of policemen enjoying a beer in the local taverna, before they went out on patrol...
I so love the relaxed atmosphere here.....

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