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Culture(s): smoking or anti-smoking

Regardez la vidéo (l'action se déroule en France) et consultez l'aide. Placez les phrases concernant la France dans la bonne colonne.
Watch the video and check the help section. Place the sentences about France and Belgium in the correct column.
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True
Smoking in an enclosed and covered place is punishable by law in France. A sick person cannot smoke inside of a hospital. Smoking in an open and uncovered public place is allowed, like on a café patio.
False
Smoking is allowed in hospitals. Sick people are prohibited to smoke outside of the hospital. In France, smoking in the office is allowed.
Geneviève Briet and Laure Destercke, Catholic University of Louvain
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Premier extrait
L'homme en chaise roulante
Bonjour.

Deuxième extrait
L'homme qui fume
Bonjour.
Le policier
Pas chaud, hein ?
L'homme qui fume
Non ça... Vous devez sacrément vous geler dehors...
Le policier
Comme vous dites. Dommage que vous ne soyez pas venu vérifier de vous même. Votre cigarette : c'est un lieu public, vous êtes à l'intérieur. Je vous verbalise.
L'homme qui fume
Ben, attendez. Je ne savais pas.
First excerptThe man in the wheel chair Hi.Second excerptThe man who is smoking Hi.The policeman It's chilly, isn't it?The man who is smoking No it's... You must really be freezing out there!The policeman Yeah, like you said. Too bad you didn't go outside to see for yourself. Your cigarette: this is a public place, you are inside. I'm writing you up.The man who is smoking Well, hold on. I didn't know.

Culture(s) / Smoking or anti-smoking

In your country, in your culture, is smoking regulated? If this is the case, do you think that this regulation is justified? Too strict? Not strict enough? Is it customary to smoke in the street, in public transport, at the office, in hospitals, restaurants and in hotels at breakfast? Are there a lot of places that sell cigarettes, cigars, tobacco?   In several countries in the European Union, like in France in 2007, but also in Switzerland and Canada, smoking is prohibited in public places like on public transport, except for specific areas reserved for smokers. Smoking is banned in all enclosed and covered areas open to the public or serving as a workplace: offices, entryways of hospitals, clubs, casinos, underground car parks. Smoking is still allowed on café or restaurant patios or in smoke rooms that have a ventilation system. In France, increasing numbers of people are using electronic cigarettes, which are allowed in covered areas. At the end of 2012, according to the estimates of manufacturers, about 500,000 people were regularly using electronic cigarettes and about a million people have tried it. (1) France has about 16 million smokers. A third of the people between the ages of 15 and 85 (32%) smoke occasionally, 36% men and 28% women. Between the ages of 18 and 34, about 1 out of 2 people smoke. (1)   In Vancouver, Canada, smoking on patios is prohibited and must be done at least 6 metres from the entrance of the building. This ban resulted in seeing many more people smoking in the street than ever before. (1) According to fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cigarette_électronique and http://www.tabac-info-service.fr/Vos-questions-Nos-reponses/Chiffres-du-..., accessed in December 2013.  

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