Originally Posted by MexBurtReynolds
This Country was founded on tabacco.
I enjoy a few smokes during a round. Played in a work tournament today, and there was no smoking allowed. 3 of 4 in the foursome were miserable.
I don't get this mindset. If going without for a few hours makes you that miserable, why do you still do it? It isn't that I don't get it, I do. I'm an ex smoker, happily free of the addiction since 1976 (quit cold turkey after smoking up to 2 packs a day for 13 years). I wised up early, and the difference it made in my health was dramatic. I'm not rabidly anti-smoking as long as smokers are willing to admit that their habit is intrusive on the clean air of others and they make an effort to pursue it well away from nonsmokers. As soon as they start crying about their rights, then I just might have something to say about it.
I've never liked cigars or pipes, as it seems that the prime reason for them is to pollute the air so that the users can compliment each other on the wonderful aroma.... YETCH!!!
And I won't even go into sucking on the stuff. Enough to say that my wife is a farm girl who wouldn't even consider dating a boy or man who chewed, and the thought of kissing a mouth that's been abused that way turns her stomach.
I happen to live now in a country where there is no restriction on smoking, yet it's never a problem because people here are for the most part naturally respectful of others. Far more respectful here where they don't have to be than most of my experiences back home in the good old US of A where smokers act like they are the ones who are put upon.