The opinion piece on the smoking ban is absurd. There is no good argument to allow smoking. Why else are so many cities and universities restricting smoking? To argue that smokers in America have the freedom and right to smoke is not good enough. No argument is. An individual's rights end when he or she begins to interfere with another individual's rights.
For example, a person's right not to breathe in secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke causes thousands of deaths from heart disease and lung cancer in nonsmokers every year.