You know...I know I should of left this "thread" alone, but OK. First as I said earlier, I know smoking is terrible for you (and me). I would never for one second try to argue that smoking has any redeeming benefits for the smoker (short of psychological). I too lost loved ones to "smoking" (BOTH PARENTS), it will likely kill me. When I stated smoking (a gizillion years ago), there were commercials on TV and in magazines for cigarettes with guys in white coats (pretend doctors) saying "and they are good for your throats too". Now that being said....Casinos have some of the best air filtration systems available in the world (they can afford it). If being around "smokers", causes you "migraines, vomiting and overall poisoning"....HOW did you ever play pool (or learn to play), "if" 99% of the pool rooms in the country allowed smoking up until 3 or 4 years ago??? Did you not get "migraines and vomit" prior to 2008? OR were you the "one pocket king" of your basement....just honing your game waiting for the day when you could take your highly honed skills (developed in a non-smoking environment) out of hiding to the supposed "Non-smoking Derby City Classic"? All this was "derailed" and you could not "gamble" there because a couple of "ji-drools" were breaking the rules and smoking on the table next to you? As far as my "politics"....I would not think you would want to go there....I thought we were talking about "smoking and pool playing", but if you need "enlightenment" in political thinking....I will be willing to provide it (for a FEE of course.... me being a capitalist and all).