I come from a family of tobacco farmers, but I also have very bad asthma ...so you can see my dilemma. North Carolina may be one of the last places to ever have strict smoking laws, but it will come eventually. The problem is getting better all by itself, because when you look around at all the people who smoke ...you notice it not only isn't cool anymore, it makes you look stupid. If you're puffing on a cigarette nowdays, you may as well be dragging your nuckles. I've never understood why people think I'd rather smell their cigarette than the aroma from my 9oz filet mignon. I guess smokers are just stupid like that. The answer is simple for me, I don't eat in restaurants where the smoking is storng enough to bother me. I take my money elsewhere.