It doesn’t take long to realize that NO SMOKING signs are for nonsmokers only. Nonsmokers are the only ones who obey the signs.
The original signs said, NO SMOKING. Since smokers did not obey the signs, the sign makers tried politeness:
When that did not work, then the sign makers got tough:
The sign makers tried, but smokers know that NO SMOKING signs do not apply to them.
I don’t worry about the dangers of secondhand smoke. Whatever does not kill me will make me a tomato sandwich. I don’t like the cigarette smell. And don’t like how the cigarette smell lingers on my clothes long after I have left a no-smoking area.
Smokers deserve credit for exercising restraint. They could stick their heads over chimney stacks and breathe in all that poisonous smoke at once, but they control themselves. They practice moderation by breathing in poisonous smoke one cigarette at a time. If only they would do that in a smoking area.