As you know, I am a smoker and I fully empathise with you. I think it’s time all airports had airside smoking lounges/cabins. Over the weekend I was able to smoke before boarding at Frankfurt, Dubai and Addis Ababa.
Hopefully one of these days I will get up and just say NO.
Yes, this is a tricky one, but meanwhile we smokers are forced to smoke outside at most airports.
You have been there yourself and I admire your willpower when you quit, but have a little patience with those still addicted.
Best regards and have a safe flight.