Uggggh. I'm not trying to be elitist about the smokers - I don't judge you if you smoke. To each their own. But I am SO GODDAMN ALLERGIC to the stuff, I basically cannot go to a bar in the winter when the windows and doors are closed. I just want to hang out with my friends, and instead I have to have a coghing fit, and I'm going to be coughing up gross shit and sneezing and sniffling all day tomorrow. My social life takes a hit, because people are allowed to blow poison into the air.
Not to mention that my hair smells like an ash tray.
In my city, we are allowed to bring our drinks outside. Walk around with them. Leave the bar! YOU CAN GO OUTSIDE, AND HAVE YOUR CIGARETTE.
Also, my friends who do smoke? They wish we had a smoking ban, so they would do less of it, and so when they are trying to cut back, they are not in a cloud of temptation.
UGH. End rant.
Edit: I live in New Orleans.