I am sick of hearing this debate. Yes I smoke. No I have no intention of giving up. Maybe someday, but not today. Why then, should my life be dictated by people who don't smoke? Yes, we hear all the arguments about the effects of passive smoking and, if I smoke in public, I try to make sure that passersby don't get a lungful of my smoke (especially children). But that's not because I fear they may drop dead from instant lung cancer, that's just me being considerate. Are you shocked? That a smoker could actually think of someone other than their own nicotine fuelled selves? The vast majority of the population of the UK would be, I think. Certainly the way our government are going on about it. As a result, we are treated as second class citizens. Once it used to be fine smoking at your desk while you worked, then we all got shifted to some tiny room with permanently opened windows, regardless of outside temperature, and now we've been pushed outside with instructions not to stand in doorways but to use the bus shelter type stands (by law it can only have 2 walls before it is classed as enclosed and therefore can't be smoked in) which can only hold about 5 people before it starts overflowing and people start accidently burning each other's hair. If we get a shelter at all, that is, and are not made to stand around in the rain.