I havent found the smoking issue to be partisain–at least not so far as political affilitaion goes–i know LOTS of left wingers that smoke—esp here in Oklahoma—and in CHico Califnia whre i lkived for 17 yrs, the anitsmoking campaign was sopearheaded by a guy that was a friend of my wikes and a lifelong Republican. Cancer really doesnt give crap what party your in. Me personally–i no longer smoke, but i really dont care if anyone else does and i willing set out ashtrays at the juke joint that we run here. I do however prefer to eat in a smoke free enviorment and have found that MOST smokers–like most PEOPLE in general are fairly polite about it. There are smoke free eat spaces most places nowadays so im cool. Of course there is always that minority group of smokers that will light up just to tick someone off and self rightious (sp?) non smokers that go out of there way to harrass smokers. I know that i intend to put a closed off porch on the new home so friends that smoke will have someplace out of the sun and rain to indulge. I ddddo however get really upset when i have to pickup ub butts!!! its a pet peeve of mine–even when i did smoke–i worked in a park and they can really be ugly!!!–not to mention the fact that the filters hang around for ever!!! I usually smoked unfiltererd cigs and fild stripped tham when there was no ashtray. But i tell ya-i much prfer smokers and their butts to those clowns out there that insist on spitting out snuff in a drinking fountain!!!!! You would not believe how often i would have to clean up after that in the park!!! Disgusting habit!! And although i am not tempted to lite up a ciggerette–every now and then i aroma of a GOOD cigar tempts me!!!