Where there’s smokes, there’s heat


Norway’s smoking ban in restaurants and bars has led to increasing numbers of smokers heading outside to puff away, so a cigarette company is giving away outdoor heating lamps to keep them warm.

Tiedemann’s Tobacco Co. is giving the lamps free to Oslo bars that can’t allow their patrons to smoke inside.

“We saw that smokers were heading outdoors,” Jan Robert Kvam of Tiedemann’s told the Aftenposten Aften newspaper. “We wanted to help out.”

But some residents are growing irritated because smokers are spilling out on to the sidewalks, leaving the air fresher inside the bars than it is outside.

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