German Restaurant Owner Makes Smoking Easier

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Smoking bans from Los Angeles to London have restaurant owners worried about profits going up in smoke. To make lighting up more pleasant, many have installed outdoor lighting and heat lamps. Then, there's Michael Windisch, a restaurant owner in Germany. He installed holes in the walls: one for your head, and two for your arms. So patrons can be technically outside while enjoying a smoke from the warmth inside.



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