I'm a smoker and a proud smoker at that. Recently in Washington State the voters passed an initiative which bans smoking in all restaurants and bars and forbids smoking within 25 feet of businesses and government offices.
Not to get pissy about it, but I'll start caring about the smoking ban when the voters start caring about universal healthcare instead of legislating "protection" for people's health via banning bar smoking.
I'm not the first person to hit on the discrepancy between a country where smoking is considered a number one issue yet people die every day from having inadequate health care, where people go hungry because of absurdly tiny minimum wage ordinances, and people have to work while they're going to college to be able to afford college.
It seems that there are bigger problems in this country than second hand smoke.
Once people start to address those issues I'll be a little bit more sympathetic to the anti-smoking lobby.