(So I'm pretty sure this fits in Mature Topics and hasn't been discussed, if not, my apologies.)
I was wondering what everyone thought about smoking/tobacco bans in various places.
I haven't researched different countries and bans, but I can speak about where I live, Tenessee, USA:
+In elementary and high school there was the obvious smoking/tobacco ban (since we were all under-age).
+On October 21, 2007, Tennessee banned smoking in restaurants, public and private educational facilities, heath care facilities, etc. So essentially all public places. Google 'Tennessee Smoking' for all kinds of related articles.
+At my university, last year when I started they passed a full smoking/tobacco ban. The only place on campus you can smoke is in your own private vehicle (unless its a motorcycle). Originally there were designated areas to smoke, but they didn't really work so this policy was put into effect. Our school's president was a former heart-surgeon, so that had a little to do with it too. However there aren't any monetary fines and campus police can't make you put the cigarrete out, they can only "ask" you to.
+Additonally, a hospital an hour from my house will no longer hire potential employees if they use tobacco. So not only can you not smoke at the hospital (which yeah, I understand that, but if you smoke at your home, you can't work there).
I don't know about if where everyone lives is this extreme, but these are just some examples of some smoking bans. I was just wondering what everyone felt about them, both smokers and non-smokers alike. I can't say that I would ever willingly want to use tobacco, but I certainly wouldn't want to eliminate any public areas for someone to smoke.