I am fortunate enough to be in Capetown at present. Here smoking is still an acceptable recreational activity. How far we are following the US into infantile behaviour was demonstrated yesterday when a bunch of American children on the next table on the waterfront started crying and holding their tee shirts over their noses. I rushed over to find out what the problem was, here you are seen as a caring adult rather than a potential paedophile,the eldest girl was spluttering about dying of cancer. One of their parents came over and started shouting at the waitress she was calling the cops and was nearly hysterical.
The problem ? somebody had lit a cigarette up on a nearby table.
In SA they were asked to leave for making a scene, not the smoker carted off in chains.
How long before children are indoctrinated in the UK a slight whiff of smoke means instant death.