As for my parents, fortunately, my mother has given up the disgusting habit. Sadly, it killed my father.
It still happened. It can't now because smoking in restaurants in Taiwan is mostly banned now.A few years ago...enough said.
So I have to move because a smoker decides to light up where I am enjoying a nice morning with my family? Tyranny of the smokers.But you weren't forced into this situation, it is one that arose. Were you tied to the chair you were sitting in? Did someone hold a gun to your head and tell you to not move? Sorry, but this one doesn't count either.
She was still breathing smoke when she came in. It was absolutely DISGUSTING.So her smell was forced upon you, but not her second hand smoke? Ahh, I see, it's not just the second hand smoke that bothers you. The true nature of your red herring comes out.
The second one could not happen today here due to anti-smoking laws. Were it not for the laws being passed by government to protect non-smokers, it would still be commonplace. Would I be able to fly on a plane smoke-free were it not for anti-smoking laws?None of the instances you listed still exist today. Your stories started out with "Growing up...", "a few years ago..." and "Once..." - what a sham. You can be the smoking hall monitor if you so desire, but I find it truly pathetic. No one is forcing second hand smoke on you today. You have the right to not enter a place of business or a residence if smoking is taking place if it offends you so much. No one is taking that right away from you.
There are still children today having second-hand smoked forced on them by their parents. There are still work meetings held in restaurants in the US and other countries where workers are subjected to smoke. Smokers still force their poison on other places such as public parks and baseball stadiums. FOrtunately, the later becomes illegal where I live in SEVEN days. The LAW is providing more protections for non-smokers. LIVE WITH IT!