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50th TIFF- NO SMOKING humor

50th TIFF- NO SMOKING humor

When I arrived in Greece earlier this week for the 50th Thessaloniki Int’l Film Festival, I was greeted with a big surprise. In past years, this was a smoker’s paradise. Now, in line with the rest of the EU, public smoking is banned in Greece (except for designated areas in eating/drinking establishments), including all of Thessaloniki’s festival venues. To illustrate the rule, clever shots of actors smoking feature the “banned” symbol. Here are some examples:

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