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Policeman in bars in Paceville

I am a non-smoker and the smell of cigarettes on my clothes and my hair after a night out drinking and socialising is a nightmare for me, so I certainly agree that those people who smoke should do so in designated areas or outside.
My problem is that I find the view of a pack of policeman, roughly pushing their way in an already overcrowded bar, looking at everyone’s faces and hands to verify if they are smoking or not, really unpleasant; as if they are looking for an undercover killer.
The situation gets even worse when people realise that the policeman are rushing in and everyone’s attention is suddenly turned to see the action and who will be caught or who will manage to drop his cigarette down on the floor when realising that he will be caught red-handed.
The other way the police force decided to enforce this law further is by using undercover policeman. The problem with these policemen is that they are arrogant and rude. Having someone grabbed by his arm and dragged outside by a Hulk-lookalike is another view I would rather do without in an environment where everyone meets after a whole week of work, to have fun.
Apart from asking the police force to be a bit more considerate when dealing with this problem, does this law apply only to the bars in Paceville? Until today I have never been in a bar outside Paceville where I have seen a policemen looking for people breaking this law, to the contrary of the bars in Paceville where policemen would come in the same place twice if not more in just one night.


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