Dutch café renamed smokers' church
In a latest attempt to fight against the recently-enforced smoking ban, a café has been renamed True Universal Smokers' Church of God.16 July 2008
THE NETHERLANDS – The Dutch are not going to giving up fighting against the recently-enforced smoking ban.
A pub in the southern city of Maastricht forms an association for smoking members.
Cor Busch from the northern town of Alkmaar has taken the idea further by renaming his Café Lindeboom the True Universal Smokers' Church of God in Amsterdam.
Visitors can join the congregation and receive a pass to honour God with smoke, fire and ashes. Dozens of pub owners have joined the Smokers' Church in order to avoid the smoking ban on the grounds of religious freedom.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]
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