Since the thread about McCall's was hijacked (no offense daniallea) why don't we address this issue. People seem adamantly opposed to each other on both sides of the fence and there should be some kind of compromise. I do think it is a bit much to expect restaurant owners to have to spend exorbant amount of money to accomodate both non smoking and smoking patrons. They may have to, if they want to please everyone, though. I used to smoke. This habit had a hold on me for 10 years. I never felt the need to impose my second hand smoke on people at a restaurant that wasn't already smoky. I could wait until I left if nobody else around me was smoking and it would stink up the place. I haven't smoked in 5 years. Now I find that if I am even standing next to someone outside who is smoking, my hair and clothes pick up the scent. If I am at a friends house and they are smoking or out at a very smoky restaurant, my throat and nose get raw and my clothes reek. I have to shower immediately to get the smell out of my hair and off of my skin. It clings to one. My only option is to avoid such places or to pay the price to be in a place I enjoy or with a friend whose company I enjoy. This option only imposes upon me. I chose to quit smoking for my health. I wouldn't have dreamed of smoking in the home of a non smoker or in a restaurant that wasn't already cloaked in a fog of smoke. It would be rude. As a southern lady (lady being the operative term) such rudeness is reprehensible to me. Smokers who are this rude give all smokers a bad name. My pleasure in a cigarette wasn't worth hurting others. I also love to sing out loud and to walk barefoot...that isn't always appropriate either!