I'm not sure where you are from, but I'm with OP on this one. In my experience, smoking is not everywhere at all. I live in the SF Bay area, and I rarely come into contact with smoke/smokers. My children were actually 5 and 7 before they noticed it. Ironically, it was in Ireland right after we'd gotten off the plane and were standing in the taxi queue. I'll never forget DS7 asking very loudly what that horrible smell was (cringe ).