Gorra light, mate?

Keith Waterhouse: No smoking ban in George Orwell's 1984
Appropriate, I suppose, that the first full week of the Brown regime, which does not sound as if it is going to be a laugh a minute, should coincide with the start of the No Smoking Terror...

Already the old smoking rooms are being converted into mini-gastro pubs, where non-smokers may toy with their confit de canard without having to wave their menus about like fans, in protest at what they always choose to call the "stink" (never "smell") of cigarette fumes, real or imaginary.

(No smoking signage is available in bilingual versions including: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Gujurati, Turkish,Urdu Polish and Punjabi.)