Being an ex-smoker, I’m always torn between the smokers and the non smokers … Naturally I would go on the non smokers side whenever appropriate but being an ex-smoker, I appreciate it’s getting tougher and tougher to have a cigarette nowadays.
Especially in UK airports where absolutely nowhere inside is available … I’ve always found that bad (even as a non smoker) especially as most European airports would still offer smoking rooms. Namely Geneva or Zurich to name a few …
I don’t think it would create too much hassle to re-introduce smoking areas in airports. That would prevent people to smoke their last cigarette outside as they would be able to get another smoke inside before flying. For the airport employees, a very defined area, outside of public view wouldn’t be too much to ask either.