Bingo Player Asked to Leave After Smoking at Crown Bingo Hall

Bingo Player Asked to Leave After Smoking at Crown Bingo Hall

Written by: ava carson on 26/06/2012 17:10

With all the smoking bans in full force, bingo players have had to adjust to the no smoking policy enforced. But for Julie Cummings, 52 of Llandaff North broke all the rules after smoking an electronic cigarette at Crown Bingo in Canton. She was angered after she was promptly asked to leave.

According to Mrs. Cummings she contacted the Bingo hall and was told it would be alright if she used her e-cigarette in the hall stating:

Four-and-a-half months ago I was diagnosed with emphysema, I was very ill and was told that if I didn’t stop smoking I’d have to have an oxygen tank.

“But I’ve got grandchildren and I don’t want them to see me like that. So I was told that if I stopped smoking it would calm down, so I did and the difference has been amazing.”

After smoking for 40 years she found it very hard to give up cigarettes until she discovered the electronic replacement and it has greatly improved her health.

“I wasn’t sure whether I’d be allowed to use them in the bingo hall, so I phoned up and checked,” she said. “The male manager who I spoke to initially said there was no problem with it as long as I didn’t use it when we were playing the books.

“So, Saturday, I went along to play and during the early session a member of staff saw my e-cigarette and told a female manager.

“She said, ‘I’m going to have to ask you to not smoke.’ She said that I could go outside and smoke it, but I wasn’t going to stand by others who were smoking, I’m ill and that’s the reason I’m smoking it!”

“I’ve been going there for years, and my money was good enough for them when I was a smoker.”

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