I told the smokers who argued with me about this that I have a bad habit of drinking beer that causes a filthy residue called pee.
Are you implying that smoking is a habit ? If so you are very wrong , smoking is an addiction and its one of the hardest to quit . Smoking is already restricted in many western countries , and not by antismoking crusaders but other ways , for example in Canada province of Ontario:
"The province has developed a comprehensive Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy which combines public education with programs, policies and legislation to:
·help smokers to quit,
·protect non-smokers from exposure to second-hand smoke, and
·encourage young people to never start.
The Smoke-Free Ontario Act prohibits smoking in workplaces, enclosed public spaces and also in motor vehicles when children under 16 are present. It also bans the public display of tobacco products prior to purchase and prohibits youth-targeted tobacco products such as flavoured cigarillos.
These efforts have greatly reduced tobacco use and lowered health risks to non-smokers in Ontario.
The Smoke-Free Ontario Act is designed to protect the health of all Ontarians by prohibiting smoking in all enclosed workplaces and enclosed public places in Ontario as of May 31, 2006."
Smoking outside restaurants is permitted in specially designated areas , usually far from entrances .