Very interesting topic, and obviously something people feel quite strongly about.
My honest thoughts are that AT dont really expect people to use the DSA's, but by having them it portrays the right image. A bit like the selection of recycling bins you often see in public places - most people know that people will use the nearest bin regardless of whether it is the correct one, but it gives the right image and creates a good impression.
Although I have no way of knowing this, and without meaning to cause any offence as that is not my intention, but I would like to guess that the majority of people who hold very anti smoking views are probably younger members on here, and those who are more liberal in their views are probably a little older.
I'm saying this as someone who when at school, was anti smoking as that is what was drummed into us all the time back in the 80's (remember Superman and Nicotine?). But, as you get older, there are other more important things to worry about, so smoking becomes less of an issue.
Saying that, I dont think anyone should be discourteous to anyone else, and smoking in close proximity to someone eating, for example, is obviously wrong. However, I also think that in a public place, if you are so worried about cigarette smoke, if you see someone smoking just don't go near them if it bothers you.
Reading this post makes me imagine that AT is full of people running to find a member of staff every time they see someone wandering around with a cigarette. I'm joking, of course, but it is a funny image.
Oh, and I'm not a smoker, just someone who believes in "live and let live" as much as possible.
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