I recently concluded a poll with the question:
Should pubs and clubs be allowed to set aside a separate indoor smoking room?
Yes: 37 (79%)
No: 10 (21%)
Now, obviously the readership of this blog is somewhat self-selecting, but that’s a pretty overwhelming majority.
The blanket smoking ban remains a gross affront to individual liberty and the issue is not going to go away. I would remind all readers that I am a non-smoker, but not someone who believes anything he doesn’t like should be banned.
To anyone who argues that the smoking ban is a fact of life and pro-pub campaigners should move on, I would respond “if we had alcohol Prohibition, would you not fight it as long as you lived?”