Europeans have not taken to smoking bans, the result is that many countries have backtracked on the ban. Smoking is allowed in France, Netherlands, Germany, Croatia, Portugal, Belgium, Denmark, Macedonia, Poland, the Czech Republic and several other countries relaxed their smoking bans (or introduced limited bans from the outset).
While smokers in the US and Canada sit back and take whatever smoking ban is passed with barely a whimper, it is a pleasure to know others are not.
Change can come but you have to do something first. Let’s hope our friends "across the pond" influence the people of North America to start standing up for themselves.