I was downtown today, and it was a pleasure to be outside on such a perfect September day. But in the financial district the smokers were out too, clustered in some places, solitary in others. I'm glad we've had enough sense to ban smoking indoors, but that means outdoor spaces are filled with smoke-emitting obstacles that must be avoided.
If it's just one person I usually hold my breath until I'm past, but for the throngs I'm forced to clamp a bandana over my face. Is it wrong to wish that our society will end up outlawing smoking altogether within a couple of decades?