First of all, I don't smoke and don't really have the desire to start. That being said, I still think it is ridiculous that many cities are now enforcing smoking bans in bars. (These cities first initiated city wide smoking bans in public areas with bars excluded). I am not a big bar hopper either, but even so I think if somebody wants to go to a bar and smoke, more power to them. Seriously, who goes to a bar and complains about the smoke? It's a BAR people... Many bars are now being fined thousands of dollars because they are not enforcing the anti-smoking laws. They claim that they are losing a ton of business because people are going to the bars that are breaking the rules and allowing smoking. Heck, if I smoked and frequented bars I doubt I would be very happy going to a bar and not being able to light up. Seriously though, I hate cigarettes and everything that they stand for. There is no denying the fact that people who smoke are shortening their life in almost every case, and many times are welcoming lung cancer into their body. I'm NOT for smoking and do not recommend it, HOWEVER, for those people who are good with it and understand the risk, I don't think they should be denied being able to smoke in a bar. I actually don't mind the smoking bans in normal restaurants and other public city areas, because second hand smoke is killing people as well. I just think that in a place such as a bar that people should be able to make grown up decisions about their smoking habits. Keep in mind that by "bar" I don't necessarily mean a sports bar that is also a restaurant. I'm talking about real bars, where the primary money maker is beer sales and not wings.