I just read an interesting article about the statistics coming out of Scotland this year in regards smoking and disease. Scotland is one of the few places where smoking in public (anywhere in public) is now banned, and a lot of smokers thought this was "extreme," fascist" etc. etc. at the time it was proposed. Now after only one full year, the heart attack rate has dropped by a full 17%! http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSN3031836920080730?rpc=64 Interestingly, the majority of the drop (67%) is among non-smokers. Two people in my family have already died from smoking so as a result I see smokers as the weak disgusting drug-addicts that they actually are, but even I was very surprised by this result. This means that large numbers of people are having heart attacks every day that are directly caused by the idiot at Starbucks who refuses to butt out. Note also that smoking *is* allowed in Scotland in the private home (as it probably should be), so this is not wives of chain smokers having the heart attacks, this is fairly definitively, second hand smoke in the *public* or workplace environment. I think smokers days may finally be numbered. .