Lets imagine that i want to go to a particular pub. I cant smoke inside and neither can anyone else.
I walk past and id like to go in. I prefer to smoke while i drink, but i know that if i do, ill have to go outside whenever i want to smoke. This means that approximately every 15 minutes (maybe less), ill have to go outside for 5-10 mins and the reason for this is that if i dont smoke i cannot properly enjoy myself.
Inside, there are a couple of people that i know, some of them smoke and some dont. I know that if i go in, the conversation between me and those people will be constantly interrupted. I will want to go out to smoke from time to time, and the other smokers in my group will want to do the same, and not always at the same time. At times the non smokers will be willing to join me / us, and at other times they wont. The non smokers will be affected by this just as much as the smokers and myself.
Also, there are people in the pub who i / we meet, and the conversations between us will also be interrupted and in some cases fizzle away.
In addition to this, outside the pub there are some slightly unsavoury people hanging around and not all of them are customers, theyre just there. Theres a guy who goes around asking people for money, there are a couple of very drunk people causing trouble, that kind of thing. Being outside would be very uncomfortable because of this, and it would be hard to relax and it would defeat the entire object of going to the pub. Non smokers who are outside will also feel the same.
Whats the solution, ban supporters?
Please remember to use the same arguments about choice, compromise and freedom that you use to defend your position when answering my question. I will be happy to post dictionary definitions of those terms upon request, in order to avoid confusion as to their meanings.
Also i would be interested to see how far any ban supporter is willing to go with this, as i notice a trend in these debates, which is known as hit and run posting. Im sure youre very familiar with that.
To date, no ban supporter has ever managed to stay the course.