It appears it was all a sham. There is no bravery in upside down land, merely bravado.
These days they're just a bunch of Walter the Softys who run for their fragile lives at sight of a wisp of smoke in an open street.
Frankston City Council is preparing to impose blanket bans along three busy open-air shopping strips, including opposite the train station.
Lighting up in the designated exclusion zones during the planned six-month trial could cost defiant smokers fines up to $110.
An Australian male, pictured yesterday
It takes a Brit in their bubble-wrapped country to rail against such laughable bansturbation (a great article, but if you're Australian, don't read it as the language will shock your sensitive soul).
No wonder the poor weak things went home without The Ashes this summer ... they were no doubt terrified the urn might spill and harm them, as well as messing up the crease in their jeans.