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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian13 Nov 2017 7:04 p.m. PST

Do you smoke while at the wargaming convention or show?

* yes, I smoke at the show
* I take smoking breaks
* I smoke, but not while at a show
* I don't smoke
* I don't smoke any more

Syrinx013 Nov 2017 7:13 p.m. PST

I don't smoke. I don't mind if others take breaks to smoke outside the show.

PzGeneral13 Nov 2017 7:15 p.m. PST

I don't smoke. I also don't mind a smoke / bathroom break.

Cyrus the Great13 Nov 2017 7:16 p.m. PST

I don't smoke and never have.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2017 7:37 p.m. PST

If they keep it outside it is fine. Inside, no way.

Captain Avatar13 Nov 2017 7:44 p.m. PST

The Host used to sell cigars at the bar, that is up until the state ban on smoking in restaurants.

Striker13 Nov 2017 7:46 p.m. PST

Don't smoke anymore.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2017 7:58 p.m. PST

Would like a designated area for smoking. Nothing beats a good cigar and a whiskey after a game.

RudyNelson13 Nov 2017 8:20 p.m. PST

Never smoked. Smokers lower the value of their collector games and books by at least 90%

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2017 8:40 p.m. PST

Don't smoke. Any smoking area should be well away from non-smoking areas. I don't favor laws that force such areas to always be outside, provided the previous sentence is in consideration; that should be the purview of the property owner, not the state. But if one must smoke outside, it's courteous to smoke away from an entrance that others will be expected to use to access the con.

The Beast Rampant13 Nov 2017 9:28 p.m. PST

Never smoked.

skinkmasterreturns13 Nov 2017 11:48 p.m. PST

I miss the smell of pipe tobacco.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member13 Nov 2017 11:56 p.m. PST


ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 3:26 a.m. PST

Never smoked, prefer not to be around people who do smoke during a game so I support outdoor smoking areas.

KPinder14 Nov 2017 3:57 a.m. PST

I game with some guys who are such inveterate smokers they managed to get some tables set up in the pool courtyard and spent 2 days out there gaming al fresco.

YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 4:04 a.m. PST

I am fine with people choosing to smoke as long as they do not do so around me when indoors—I am more open to being around it outside. I agree with an above poster, though, that even though I never smoked I miss the smell of pipe tobacco.

Poniatowski Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member14 Nov 2017 4:53 a.m. PST

I don't smoke, but others are free to do as they wish!

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 4:53 a.m. PST

As one who still smokes the occassional pipe or cigar, I do miss the days when smoking was accepted. The smell of pipe smoke at cons was always a pleasant one.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 5:14 a.m. PST

I don't smoke. Fortunately Florida a clean air State so no smoking indoors with a very few exceptions. Places that do allow smoking outdoors usually set up a designated area.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 5:53 a.m. PST

I remember the horror of showing up at the Host and choking on cigar smoke in the main lobby while checking in at the front desk since the 'designated smoking ' area was completely open to and essentially part of the lobby.

Old Wolfman14 Nov 2017 6:48 a.m. PST

Non smoker.

Legion 414 Nov 2017 6:59 a.m. PST

Don't smoke … never did … I echo what many others have said here …

At any public place there should be no smoking, IMO. There can be an area set up out somewhere for those that are addicted to tobacco products. Fortunately in my state, Ohio there is a smoking ban in most places but private clubs.

We all know secondary smoke is very bad. If some one does not care about their health. They should not be so "selfish" to expect others who do and to be negatively affected by their unhealthy bad smelling habit.

Dynaman878914 Nov 2017 7:22 a.m. PST

Don't smoke, never will. My father used to smoke at dinner, extremely happy when he stopped and will never put up with it again. I don't even want to game with someone who goes outside to smoke, the stink is still there when they get back.

Roderick Robertson Fezian14 Nov 2017 9:23 a.m. PST

Non-smoker, and very happy that the hotel is non-smoking, and the city is non-smoking, and the state is non-smoking. My parents smoked (a lot), and put me off being around smokers.

No w if we can get the smokers farther away from the doors, that would be even better.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 10:58 a.m. PST

Never smoked, my mom and wife did, and told me they never "enjoyed" it, but that it was indeed an addiction. I was always too cheap to want to spend my "toy money" on things that burned up and smelled bad.
My hat's off to those who move to vaping as a substitute or step-down to quitting. Mrs. Carp found that to be fairly effective as a way of easing off the coffin nails. It also disburses fewer toxins into the neighboring atmosphere.

MajorB14 Nov 2017 11:24 a.m. PST

I have never smoked. It's illegal to smoke in a public indoor venue anyway.

Mick the Metalsmith Inactive Member14 Nov 2017 11:24 a.m. PST

I find cannabis gets me far too muddled for good play.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 2:08 p.m. PST

I go to conventions in California.

Ah, the good old days of college, when we'd smoke cigars while playing Diplomacy. Or other things while playing Star Force Alpha Centauri.

Now I have a cigar or two a year, usually sitting on my deck on a rainy afternoon, reading something work-related.

AuttieCat Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2017 9:09 a.m. PST

I don't smoke. However, I don't mind if others gaming smoke in the gaming area----as long as they respect my wishes to take it 'outside' if the amount of smoke becomes too much!

Tom S.

Tumbleweed Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2017 12:54 p.m. PST

Smoke, smoke, smoke that cigarette!
Smoke, smoke, smoke it till you
smoke yourself to death…

When you get to the Pearly Gates,
tell Saint Peter he'll have to wait;
you just gotta have another cigarette…

Nick Pasha16 Nov 2017 1:31 p.m. PST

I have never smoked cigarettes. I do, on occasion ( once or twice a year) puff on a cigar, outside of the convention center, away from the doors. I can't stand people who smoke by the outside doors forcing you to walk through the smoke. They need to move away. Also the smell from stale smoke that gets embedded in clothes and skin makes me ill.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2017 2:48 p.m. PST

To accompany Tumbleweed:
"Cigareets, 'n whuskey, 'n wild, wild wimmen, they'll drive you crazy; they'll drive you insane!
Cigareets, 'n whuskey, 'n wild, wild wimmen, they'll drive you crazy, they'll drive you insane!!!"

Regulars16 Nov 2017 3:38 p.m. PST

To answer the editors quiteestion: "I don't smoke."

Von Trinkenessen17 Nov 2017 4:58 a.m. PST

I thought it was all about the "Smoking Gun".

I remember back in the late'70s early 80's taking part in tournaments with"Crazy Eddie" who used to smoke this dodgy reinactor's tobacco out of a clay pipe during the tournament as a chemical weapon, visions of figures advancing through real smoke screens.

Given up smoker 32 years.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2017 12:16 p.m. PST

I don't smoke.

Non smoker for life. We have a non smoking policy at work. In that we don't hire smokers. I have non-smoking policy in my cars. I have a non smoking policy at home. Never again in any of my games. We are always waiting on them to do their turn or whatever. They leave cigarette butts in my yard. Be gone with you!

Virginia Tory22 Nov 2017 6:41 a.m. PST

Sometimes smoke a pipe or cigar. But don't bother at the con.

cleo liebl Inactive Member22 Nov 2017 6:06 p.m. PST

Started smoking as a teenage. Lived in Manhattan (worth about a pack a day just breathing the air).

Lung cancer, COPD, now I have an oxygen tank. Preach to your younglings…

"Cigareets, 'n whuskey, 'n wild, wild wimmen

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2017 6:39 p.m. PST

Hey, the last two out of three-- what could go wrong?

huron725 Inactive Member26 Nov 2017 9:45 a.m. PST

I am anti-smoker on everything. If it is allowed in certain venues I will not come back. Can't stand the smell – digusting.

It was a beautiful day when Michigan outlawed smoking in restaurants.

Legion 426 Nov 2017 2:44 p.m. PST

I agree ! Same here in Ohio too ! thumbs up

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