Interesting how times change. As a young boy in the 1950s I remember getting chocolate cigarettes in my Christmas stocking. Eight pages ago a guy in Charlotte N.C. started this thread about a ban on smoking on a public golf course in North Carolina, of all places. I remember when Big Tobacco more or less owned North Carolina. Times change. And, in the course of this thread, weed somehow entered the picture. Times really change.
Personally, I'm not a smoker. Maybe a cigar once or twice a year, in a social context. I don't like litter on the golf course, and that included cigarette butts. But I'm not particularly sensitive to second hand smoke, so I can't get real excited about other people smoking outdoors. And I certainly don't have an ideological axe to grind. Smokers' 'rights' strike me as kinda dumb. Guess what, we live in an organized society with lots of rules. I remember registering for the draft. That was a long time ago. When I get on the road, I just hope everyone in oncoming traffic obeys the rule that we drive on the right and doesn't exercise his/her 'right' to use all the pavement. That's today. If I were in Britain, I'd be hoping everyone would drive on the left, of course, but they have a National Health Service. Beats a Selective Service. So much for smokers rights.