My wife is asthmatic. I've spent a lot of years outdoors smoking because of it. However, it should be noted that the smoking nazis are missing the point. While taking all their anger out on tobacco, and banning where it can be burnt; they really need to look after indoor air quality. Poor quality air can be created by a LOT of things besides tobacco, and they are usually NOT banned, and sets off my wife's asthma just as quickly as a puff of tobacco smoke.
As for the bans forcing us smokers outside, well, it is generally still considered a legal activity, and there should be places where it is accepted. If a property owner of an establishment wants to have his pub smoke free, it should be on the door. ALSO, if we wants to allow it, that should be on the door as well. There are NO monopolies or requirements for the public to go to pubs, bars, etc. There generally are on government buildings, workplaces, etc. where a ban is reasonable. There just needs to be a better place for the smokers to go.
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