Smoking Ban Inspector Stripped Naked

Via Facebook. This is a bit more like it:

Inspector smoking ban stripped naked in Belgium

— JULI 3, 2012

In the Belgian village Sivry Rance an inspector of the Department of Health was attacked by the customers of the Café de la poste and stripped naked . The man was controling the ban on smoking in bars.

Albert D. (53) was, along with thirty other colleagues, responsible for the control of the entire Belgian territory. His inspection was unannounced and happened as always on a random list of catering businesses.

Cafe de la Poste in the center of the village serves a daily special at noon but in the evening is frequented by a slightly rougher clientele: mostly members of the local Hell’s Angels. According to eyewitnesses, the inspector was stripped to his pants. Personal belongings were tossed way back in the barroom supported by some intense cheering.

Afterwards the man was dropped in the forest and could find shelter in an old gamekeeper’s house , dressed in an old horse blanket, he managed to reach the local police station . The public prosecutor of Charleroi condammed this aggression and intimidation of a public official. The prosecution asks anyone who witnessed the incident to contact the police .

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67 Responses to Smoking Ban Inspector Stripped Naked

  1. smokervoter says:

    Thanks, I needed this post after reading about that RYO shop ban Harley pointed out. It put me back in my usual good nicotine-induced mood

    They should all be run out of town on a rail. All of them.

  2. Gary says:


    ps haahahaahahhaahahhaahahahaahahahahahahah

    • The Man With Many Chins says:

      I have only one thing to add to that Gary…


      I nearly let out a little bit of wee with all the laughing!

  3. Tony says:


  4. legiron says:

    The police want witnesses? But… nobody was there, nobody saw anything. And they won’t be there and won’t see anything next time either.

  5. SteveL says:

    Frank,sorry about this being off topic,but I have just read that the Kaliforian city of Stockton near Sanfrancisco is filing for bankruptcy and a few more won’t be far behind.Can any of your American readers confirm this? No wonder the government of Kalifornia were so desparate for prop. 29 to be passed! I wonder how long till the whole state is bankrupt?

    • Tom says:

      Yes, Stockton is bankrupt. There are some articles online explaining what is going on. Essentially all the rabid anti-smoking marxist controlled cities along the coast have been the big benefactors of government money, leaving all the Central Valley agricultural and rural non-anti-smoking areas in dire economic ruin. The center of the state has become a dust bowl as small time farming has been made virtually illegal thanks to water cut-offs one of the main weapons for destroying it, along with extreme high unemployment, leading to immense crime and infrastructure in decay. Meantime, uber anti-smoking capitals along the coast, like San Francisco, though also in red ink, are in red ink for having squandered all their excessive takings of taxpayer money and spending them to create jobs in fake-charities in quangoes for such things as aggressive anti-smoking and global warming schemes. But to answer your question, Stockton will now go bankrupt. Vallejo, on the easternmost edge of San Franciso Bay Area, as it plunges down into the Central Valley flatlands has also gone bankrupt and is w/o adequate police and fire, crime is rampant, but that bankruptcy happened several years ago, maybe as punishment for not being aggressively anti-smoking and global warming greenist enough at the time, the way funds are doled out in CA sometimes among counties and cities. Tom Ammiano, marxist from SF who was key in banning tobacco retailing in pharmacies in CA and hates tobacco smokers but loves marijuana smokers, just had his latest bill passed in Sacramento that will officially now make CA the first Sanctuary State, modeled on the way the marxists have already made SF a Sanctuary City. This essentially means open borders with no controls and no deportation of illegal immigrants for pretty much any reason what-so-ever. So as more people crowd into the US into CA illegally, with no documentation, and thus work illegally and pay no taxes, they will still be assured “free” benefits galore, from medical to voting privileges to driver’s licenses w/o insurance requirements like placed on everyone else – and Sacramento is meantime planning on raising all the taxes across the board to further burden anyone remaining still working to fund the 50%+ on dole who will not be working or here illegally. So I would expect additional cities to go bankrupt next, but it will be mainly in the non-marxist Central Valley they will punish first by making them go bankrupt, long, long , long before they will allow their precious over-gentrified enclaves like SF and some othes along the coast to ever feel one smidgeon of economic pinch. After all, those who adhere to the strict neo-marxist philosophy of no-smoking-ever-for-anyone-by-force-of-law and constant adherence to green-bullsh*t are their best friends and buddies and so will not be economically burdened for as long as the money can be made to hold out. Eventually though, all dogs have their days, and then the coastal marxist monopolies will collapse, in the end, after the full effect of their misery causing has already destroyed the life and spirit out of everyone else in CA, first.

      • harleyrider1978 says:

        In the 1930s the signs said california or bust………………Ma and Pa Kettle movies,Grapes of Wrath etc…… the signs would read Dust Bowl California!

        • chris says:

          Funny you should mention Grapes of Wrath. Back in the 1930s, they had border patrols and vigilantes in California to keep out “Okies”, who were dirty and uneducated and stealing jobs, etc.

        • Tom says:

          “… Back in the 1930s, they had border patrols and vigilantes in California to keep out “Okies” …”

          Also, back in the 1930’s, SF and Berkeley had communists, socialists and eugenicists who worked in assistance to Hitler and Mussolini. Mussolini they adored and Hitler’s letters to SF ran exclusively in Hearts Publications out of SF.

      • jonesdoc42 says:

        San Bernardino, in So Cal, is filing bankruptcy.
        Let the dominoes fall!

    • CorporatocracyStinks says:

      The whole state is bankrupt, just not yet officially

  6. chris says:

    That’s correct, Steve. Stockton and many other cities and muncipalities are bankrupt.

  7. waltc says:

    Made my day.

    From yesterday…fwiw, US Copyright holds for 96 years if that applies to this book. If it’s out of print, try to get in touch w/ the author. Or his estate. They might like to see it brought back to life,

  8. Rose says:

    I’m not laughing, really I’m not, a shocking assault on someone who was only doing their job, outrageous behavior, they should be ashamed, etc, etc

    OK, that’s enough of that : D

    • Tom says:

      I might not be laughing, literally, out loud, but that doesn’t mean I don’t take delight in hearing the story and wish it would spread around the internet and go viral, to set in motion an example and something for these hate-spewing anti-smoking bigots to think twice about before further demonizing “the smokers” – who at some point, like this story indicates, may just begin to fight back. Tar and feathers would have been a nice added touch in the case of this anti-smoking storm trooper receiving his just reward.

  9. c777 says:

    Lets hope it sets a precedent ,that would put a stop to it.

  10. There is a limerick in there somewhere…
    “There once was a man from Charleroi
    -who got chased outta a smoking bar..”

  11. Steve Kelly says:

    There once was a man in Charleroi
    Who got bounced from a bikers’ bar
    He threatened the crowd:
    “Smoking is not allowed!”
    And was booted to regions afar

  12. Steve Kelly says:

    Time for one more.

    There once were some smoking inspectors
    Who cursed the wide world with their lectures
    They banished all fun
    But their reign came undone
    When they took on Hell’s Angels ejectors

  13. Walloon Wanderer says:

    I can think of something far more exciting for the Inspector rather than stripping and hiding in Woods.No doubts your readers have some even more really tantalizing suggestions.

  14. truckerlyn says:

    Frank, apologies for another off topic!

    I heard the other night that our local Asda informed a smoker friend that in future all cigarettes sold will have to be wrapped in brown paper!

    Has anyone else heard of this? Seems to make plain packaging redundant, although hiding tobacco products under the counter or behind doors has already done that!

    • beobrigitte says:

      I haven’t heard anything about this, but I can assure you that I will leave the brown bag on the counter and carry my tobacco for the world to see.

      Btw, hiding cigarettes and tobacco behind a screen has not reduced sales.

      • truckerlyn says:

        I thought it a bit bizarre, but having said that, I wouldn’t put it past the paranoid anti smoking czars! I did say to my friend that she could always unwrap her purchase at the counter before leaving the store!

        Perhaps some poor, deluded, sucker, taken in by all the fraudulant science and scaremongering had complained that seeing packs of cigs, even through plastic carrier bags, made them feel so ill they thought they had caught cancer! In these days, it really wouldn’t surprise me!

        By the way, should have said yesterday, BRILLIANT post about the smoke police in Belgium – if only we would or could be so inclined here to actually do the same!

    • uninformedLuddite says:

      Not sure where you are but this is supposedly coming to Australia. Check the following link

  15. beobrigitte says:

    — JULI 3, 2012
    In the Belgian village Sivry Rance an inspector of the Department of Health was attacked by the customers of the Café de la poste and stripped naked . The man was controling the ban on smoking in bars.

    Hahahahahaahahaha – No, not Schadenfreude…….. well, at least a little bit… a lot … Hahahahaha
    Made my Sunday!!!!
    I wonder if Albert D. has told the anti-smokers to stick their job where the sun don’t shine …..

  16. Rose says:

    Thousands to police smoking ban
    February 2007

    “Thousands of council staff are being trained to police the smoking ban in bars, restaurants and shops in England.

    Ministers have given councils £29.5m to pay for staff, who will be able to give on-the-spot £50 fines to individuals and take court action against premises.

    They will have the power to enter premises undercover, allowing them to sit among drinkers, and will even be able to photograph and film people.”

    I’d quite forgotten about smoking inspectors,

    • jaxthefirst says:

      I’d be very interested to know how much money is being spent now on policing the smoking ban. As I understand it, policing the smoking ban came under the remit of existing Environmental Health Inspectors who were simply trained up in the ins and outs of the new regulations and then included smoking as one of the things they checked in their usual visits. I’m not sure that there were ever any specific “smoking inspectors,” and all the snitch lines (now thankfully vanished) gave the number for the local Environmental Health team, rather than a specific “smoking hotline.” And wasn’t there a local council some while back (up North, I think) who announced that because of the high compliance rate, they weren’t even going to bother checking it at all –and that their Environmental Health Inspectors wouldn’t be looking for evidence of smoking inside the places they visited. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to hear that other councils – with much less fanfare – have quietly come to the same decision in these cash-starved times, and shelved policing of the ban altogether.

      • Tom says:

        I think they have gone into the periodic police crackdown mode in SF. They still police and you can still be written up for smoking outdoors in the parks or wrong spots if you get caught or someone calls and snitches, including business owners who are required to post horrible no outdoor smoking signs everywhere and enforce them, but every so often they will make a big news splash saying they recently decided to enforce the outdoor smoking bans en-masse and then will say how many got caught up in their nets and arrested/fined for their crimes. It’s a bit like in olden days how they periodically raided houses of prostitution or gay bars before it was legal, things of that nature – they have turned back the clock and decided to treat criminal outdoor smokers to these periodic sweeps on the streets and make a major PR effort on the nightly news, with stern faces warning everyone not to smoke outdoors and whipping viligent citizenry into call for action on being snitches and hand wavers / fake coughers as well as warning smokers themselves to go out of sight entirely if they do not want to be harassed. It is absolutely ingrained into the system at this point, the same way raids against moonshine whiskey or houses of ill repute or things of that nature would have been handled decades earlier – not progress, but regression. The idea of having Smoke Police is absolutely disgusting, but that do make a big todo about it on TV when they decide to unleash their dogs and go after people, raiding parks and sidewalks and such.

  17. smokingscot says:

    Turns out the Belgians have quite a few things to say about the smoking ban. With 2,000 pubs closing in the first 6 months (Jul to Dec 11), it’s remarkable that “the majority give a thumbs up to the ban” is one of the headlines.

    Flanders News (English edition)

    • reinholdfrombavaria says:

      A majority of the Belgians supports the general smoking ban that was introduced for cafés and pubs almost a year ago. That’s according to a large-scale poll conducted by the Foundation against Cancer.

      Honi soit qui mal y pense.

  18. harleyrider1978 says:

    Finally some bikers with balls do whats been needing to be done! True 1%ers……..

  19. chris says:

    I recall reading about someplace in the US where health inspectors enforcing bans are accompanied by regular police because they “fear for their personal safety”.

  20. Jeff KL says:

    Out of control gov’t, yet another violation of our rights. The gov’t constantly violates our rights.

    They violate the 1st Amendment by caging protesters and banning books like “America Deceived II”.

    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by allowing TSA to grope you.

    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars.

    Impeach Obama, support Ron Paul.

    Last link of “America Deceived II” before it is completely banned:

    • Tom says:

      And they are about to throw out the 2nd Amendment next when Obama signs the NWO treaty the UN has banning gun ownership worldwide and force the US to conform. And everyone going to be crying about that one – but who said NOTHING about the anti-tobacco treaty the UN had everyone sign onto – wil have nobody but themselves to blame since they did not stand up against the UN’s tobacco treaty, they in essence sat by and gave legitimacy to this sort of practice – thus now it comes around as a gun ban treaty next – and nobody can argue there is no legitimacy. They handed legitimacy to dictatorship by not opposing the anti-tobacco treaty. The anti-tobacco treaty was designed to give legitimacy to the UN doing this, to hand them power over sovereignty and set the legal precedence for the gun ban treaty, which is what they wanted all along, that plus a few more coming down the line. And – everyone was so entranced and mesmerized – they were all going to be doing “goodness”, going after “big evil tobacco” and those “filthy smokers”.

      Yep, done good alright. Everyone. Done Good !!

  21. phil; says:

    I think this story is disgusting, you mean to say they left his underpants on. What sort of Hell Angels were they? No self respecting Hells Angel would do that.
    LMFAO Rev, phil;

  22. Strongbow says:

    Hells Angels left his jocks on????? These must have been the peace loving vegetarian Angels lol :-)

    • beobrigitte says:

      I think they did the perfect thing – HUMILIATE the guy but do no physical ham. (I’m pretty sure these Hell’s Angels know how to apply a hammer to a knee cap..)

  23. john says:

    Laugh! I nearly paid my licence fee.

  24. Chloe says:

    No – you don’t humiliate another person. They behaved like ignorant bullies. Hardly an advert for smokers. And all you people defending this, and defending smoking – you do know you look ludicrous? When you’re coughing your guts up in hospital somewhere, this story may take on a whole new meaning to you. Smoking = natural selection. Those who can’t work out that it’ll kill you tend to – well, to die. Of all the things to protest about – oh waaah waaah waaaah, they’re taking away our right to inhale toxic chemicals and blow them out over other people. Real denial of human rights, that one! That inspector was really asking for it – imagine trying to stop you inhaling carcinogens! Yeah, that’s slavery, all right … Next thing, they’ll be taking away the right for every eejit to have a gun… Grow up! If you can’t stop smoking, or not caring that you’re harming others by doing so in public places, at least stop being so ignorant, and laughing at abuse. The smoking ban was one of the best things to happen, and should have happened years ago. Wanna talk about conspiracies? How about the one with the giant tobacco lobby, denying the link between cigarettes and cancer? Why not go and visit somebody dying slowly from lung disease caused by smoking, and then tell me it’s still a good thing? (although you’re so blinded by addiction, you probably would …)

    Want to protest about a REAL problem with drugs? Start lobbying for them all to be made legal. Legalising all drugs would stop the drug gangs, put billions into the economy, cut down massively on crime, and ease the prison situation. It’d also stop addicts dying from the crap put into street drugs.

    By laughing at the abuse and humiliation of a fellow human being, you make yourselves look – ignorant. Childish and selfish and nasty.

    • Tom says:

      You contradict yourself. You say that a “REAL problem” is that drugs all need to be made legal. And lots of those drugs, they kill quickly, from overdose. Tobacco, it does not, nor does it kill everyone who smokes it, nor does it kill anyone by way of second-hand smoke and smokes and non-smokes alike have similar odds of landing in hospital with lung disease. Then, in contradiction to saying that all drugs (other than tobacco) need to be made illegal, you go on to applaud imposition of smoking bans and with that, the taking of private property rights. A privately owned pub is not public property, it is private. As for gun rights, guns were confiscated prior to rise of dictatorships in many nations in the past, leaving nobody among the citizenry to protect against those who would take over. You therefore sound very unaware of historical facts of life and that whoever controls the guns controls the population. There can be no freedom with out risks, but remove all risks and make everything controlled by a centralized government (such as smoking bans do), carry that on to banning guns and forcing everyone to be “safe”, as government dictates safe, and with health, safety and security, there will be no freedom or liberty. The two are at opposite ends of the spectrum. But your hypocrisy in wanting all drugs (except for tobacco) made legal (while smokers are forced off private property, including their own homes anc cars soon) is very evident in your posting.

    • This is not about smokers right, this is about all of our rights. The right to choose and be left alone in that choice. You do not have the right to choose for others and you don’t have the right or the authority to grant that power to a government official. No matter how much good you think you are doing. And just a little FYI just in case no one has clued you in yet in the end we all die, whether its from smoking, drowning or just plain old age no one gets out of here alive.

    • dph says:

      Agreed, Chloe, for the most part. And yet, if some small bar owner wants to cater to smokers, and as long as they are all adults, and it is private property, I don’t really care if they smoke there or not. But keep it out of restaurants where pregnant women, children, people with allergies, etc. congregate. As for the bullying of the inspector – it was cruel. I don’t like seeing many people gang up on a helpless person.

      • Tom says:

        Restaurants could have smoking rooms too, they are privately owned and other people can stay out if they don’t like the idea of it. Second hand smoke has never been proven harmful, so disliking the aroma can be the only reason for demanding it not be around, there are no health consequences attributed to second hand smoke, never has been to date. Allergies are from pollen and other organics and there are no organics in cigarette smoke, not even asthma is affected by tobacco smoke, the science is clear on that. As far as being cruel to someone paid to bully others on behalf of a non-democratic government, it’s like shedding tears for Hitler’s henchmen to give a damn one way or another about such inspectors. It’s more reasonable to be concerned about the smokers denied jobs, living quarters, health care, child custody rights, the list goes on. They are the ones being discriminated against and threatned and bullied daily – not some dimwitted inspector working on wasted government money enforcing an undemocratically imposed prohibition based originally on the very scientifically false claim of second hand smoke harm, now moved on to being nothing but hateful propaganda to encourage outright hateful discrimination and physical harm against people only a few seem to be unable to stop hating, namely those in the Anti-Smoker Industry who spew forth bile and venom against innocent citizens engaged in legal activities, activities for which through hefty tax are supporting other people who in turn are instructed to show hate and contempt back at those who do all the tax contributing by way of tobacco tax. I couldn’t disagree with Choe more. She’d prefer legalized heroin distributed to children in schoolyards than legal taxed controlled tobacco in corner shops requiring age ID.

      • Ron Patrias says:

        Go fuck yourself as well.

    • Scott Ewing says:

      This dramatic reading from the Tobacco Taliban handbook has been brought to you by a brainwashed idiot.

  25. Chloe says:

    PS: You do know the tobacco billionaires are laughing their asses off here – at you!

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  27. Andrew Phillips says:

    Let’s see this in Ottawa, Canada, let’s see this around the world. Naked Nazis with their shriveled little Fuhrer power peckers – where their brains are – left in the woods. Woo-hoo

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  29. jb says:

    why stop with the health inspector?

  30. Steve Kelly says:

    There once was a lady named Chloe
    Who feared smoking bar hoi-polloi
    The Gestapo, says she
    Grants her immortality
    Booze and dope grant her eternal joy

  31. irocyr says:

    Of course humiliating another human being is no laughing matter, but I wonder if Chloe feels the same way about the constant humiliation and harassment of human beings who smoke that has been going on for years now. Believing that people who smoke are desperate addicts unable to quit makes it all the more despicable and inhuman for anyone cheering on the denormalization AND humiliation of such people.
    Smokers as malodourous – Smokers as litterers – Smokers as selfish and thoughtless – Smokers as unattractive and undesirable housemates – Smokers as undereducated and a social underclass – Smokers as addicts – Smokers as excessive users of public health services – Smokers as employer liabilities. (And may I add one of the most despicable that Chapman didn’t have the audacity to include : Smokers as baby killers and child abusers).

    Routinely “exiled” from others, obliged to smoke in often unpleasant surroundings such as parking lots, city alleyways and the delivery entrances to buildings, sometimes in inclement weather.

    Just one example illustrating the humiliation and intolerance smokers have to face day in and day out:–dying-smoker-left-out-in-the-cold

    • beobrigitte says:

      Thanks, Irocyr, This was my point exactly!!!

      There is an old English saying: What goes round comes round.

    • truckerlyn says:

      Well said Irocyr.

      A couple of things to add.

      1. People, especially elderly people, who have smoked most of their lives usually drop dead within a year of giving up smoking; this is because smoking actually offers some protection against certain diseases and bugs, Nice way for the government to save on pensions, though!

      2. There are as many, if not more, carconogens and other ‘scary’ things in everyday products and foods than there are in tobacco or, indeed, secondhand smoke!

      3. It has not been proven, even with catalytic converters, that diesel vehicles still emit excessive amounts of carconogens and these do far, far more harm than any amount of tobacco smoke, especially to the children as they are, more often than not, closer to the exhausts of vehicles and therefore get the full force! However, ban diesel vehicles and there will be no trucks on the road to deliver to food and all other goods to the stores, pubs and restaurants that ALL people need from time to time. There isn’t one thing I can think of that, at some point or another, is not transported by a truck!

      4. It is also proven that some asthma sufferers actually benefit from smoking. I know some that don’t smoke, except when an attack is iminent when they find that smoking a cigarette or two reduces greatly the severity of the attack.

      5. After 25 years working in offices, mostly in personnel (or HR if you prefer) smokers were very rarely off sick, whereas non smokers were off far more frequently, overall and for longer. Smokers also rarely had colds.

      6. With the interference of government and WHO, there is far less taste or strength in the tobacco on sale today which means that as a result, many smokers now smoke more.

      7. Strange, isn’t it, that if smoking were as deadly as is being feared by people like you, Chloe, why is it that the generation that is living longer than any previous generation are those who grew up during the height of the smoking era? Most of them smoked at some point in their lives and just about all lived with smokers, yet they are living well into their 80’s, 90’s and beyond, yet there are young people today who live exemplorary lifestyles and who are dropping dead before they are 30. Perhaps the governments prescribed healthy lifestyle isn’t so healthy after all? There are already attacks by dentists on the 5 A Day because of the amount of acid in fruit that is eroding the teeth of children far more than sweets and crisps ever did!

      Stick that in your pipe and smoke it, Chloe, it is far better than taking chill pill!

  32. irocyr says:

    So do cry us a river Chloe for the humiliation of one person from your camp !

  33. sleepdog says:

    You mean the inspector did not make a last request to dance to “Tequila” in high heels???


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  35. Reblogged this on đeя Bαeяeиαυfвıиđeя oder Kultur-Soeldner und kommentierte:
    In einem belgischen Dorf der Gemeinde Sivry Rance wurde ein Kontrolleur des Gesundheitsministeriums von Besuchern des Cafés de la Poste angegriffen und seiner gesamten Kleidung entledigt. Der Mann kontrollierte die Einhaltung des Rauchverbotes in Lokalen.

    Albert D. (53) war mit seinen 30 anderen Kollegen verantwortlich für die Kontrolle des gesamten belgischen Gebietes. Seine Untersuchung auf Einhalt des Rauchverbots war unangekündigt und war wie immer auf Zufall basierend, anhand einer List von Gastronomien.

    Café de la Poste befindet sich im Zentrum des Dorfes und serviert täglich ein Tagesgericht zur Mittagszeit. Am Abend jedoch ist die Kundschaft eher rauer Natur: überwiegend Mitglieder der lokalen Hell’s Angels. Nach Zeugenaussagen wurde der Kontrolleur bis auf seine Unterhosen entkleidet. Die persönliche Habe wurde durch die Kneipe geworfen, begleitend mit eifrigem Jubel.

    Danach wurde der Mann im Wald freigelassen und fand Schutz in einem alten Jagdhaus. Bekleidet mit einer alten Pferdedecke, schaffte er es die lokale Polizeistation zu erreichen. Der Staatsanwalt von Charleroi verurteilte diese Aggression und Einschüchterung eines Beamten. Die Staatsanwaltschaft bittet jeden, der den Vorfall beobachtete, sich bei der Polizei zu melden.

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