Smoking bans yield predictable results everywhere, that is, the opposite of what “public health” says it wants to achieve with prohibition. A rush of non-smokers in “smoke-free” environments is promised although bankruptcies are what take place. Our hearts dont bleed for most hospitality industry associations, however, that keep trading freedoms for some temporary exemption while seeking political correctness.
Crack. Fizz. Gulp. Ahhhhhh. Is there a drinking experience more classically Australian than ripping the ring-pull off a beer? "The visceral pleasure from that first crack of a beer can is identical to popping a champagne cork," says wine and drinks writer Mike Bennie. "There's also huge appeal in the tinnie's nostalgia factor."