Despite being a smoker – I’m all in favour of a ban in bars and restaurants in designated areas/premises.
However, I’m not in favour of a total ban everywhere – as I think people still have the right of choice. If they want to smoke there should be places where they can go, and if they want to be in a smoke-free atmosphere, people also have the right to be able to do that.
Whereas I do not like having a coffee/drink where the atmosphere is clouded with other people’s smoke, I do resent the idea of not being able to even sit outside a cafe and enjoying my double-strength cappucino with a cigarette.
Both sides of the fence should be respected.
By the way, I seem to remember reading that in the UK whereas the ban will include even private members’ clubs, the House of Commons will be exempt from the new legislation.