The apparent up-side of the smoking ban in New York — romance. The snout-casts outside the bars etc get talking, and before you know it — bingo! — they’re an item.
Mrs Parrot discovered this when she visited NY last year. (Though not romance she hastens to add.) She is a smoker and struck up conversations with all sorts of people over a crafty ciggie in the cold November air.
But lest you worry too much about Miss and Master Parrot, smoking is strictly verboten in the Parrot household.