I don’t mean to offend, but boy am I disgusted by smoking — cigarettes, butts, second hand smoke, stinky clothes, it’s all totally gross. The one and only good thing our liberal government has done is ban smoking from all public places. I can actually go to a restaurant or pub and have a drink or nice meal without the sickening toxic haze caused of smokers. Yay! The ban has been in place for a few years now and what’s funny is now I’m far more sensitive to it than ever. I had to go to a conference in Calgary a few years back and they still had smoking in the restaurants. I could hardly tolerate it. Everything I ate and drank tasted like burnt tobacco. Worse yet, that burnt tobacco had already been in someone else’s lungs prior to my inhaling it. So totally gross. Anyway, this photo comes from my buddy’s back yard Saturday, where smoking is indeed still permitted. He doesn’t smoke in the house, though, so at least his home doesn’t stink like an ashtray. Oh, and the grossest thing to my eye? When I see some beautiful woman light up on the street. If they only had a clue just how disgusting that makes them look. Any sense of attractiveness flies right out the window. So there you have it, my anti-smoking rant for the day. If I’ve offended some smokers, my bad, but we’re all entitled to our opinions, right? But before you get your back up, consider this: If there was a very simple cure for this addiction, like take one pill and you’ll never need a smoke again, I’m sure every smoker in the world would line up for it.