I see Austin-based bloggers are pissed off that the city passed a smoking ban. I say, congratulations -- Austin is now on my list of places I want to visit. And jeers to the Colorado legislature for wimping out on this issue.
A cousin of mine recently got to visit Paris for the first time, fulfilling a lifetime dream. So what happened? She got sent to the hospital with an asthma attack from all the second hand smoke. Yeah, we're a bunch of asthmatics with tobacco allergies. Second class citizens in a world where people claim they have a "right" to go out in public and do things that will put us in the hospital.
As I've said before, feel free to go kill yourselves in the privacy of your own home. I'll be on your side if anyone tries to enact real tobacco prohibition. (If you think about it, a smoking ban world will look a lot like a realistic post-drug war world.) Just don't act like you have a right to go around blowing toxic waste on everyone else.