First of all I do not want to offend anyone, and if I do I am sorry. It would seem that smoking is always a hot topic. After reading this and a few other threads I did a little research.
I could not find any real current information. It looks like about 25% of the population smokes. I was trying to find out how many cruisers smoke, but did not see any information tied to cruising.
If it is only 25% it would seem that the cruise lines really set aside a % of cabin for the smokers, thus protecting both the rights of the non-smoker, and the smoker. If you have them side by side there will always be problem.
I would also like to say I do appreciate the smoker who is courteous and thoughtful, there are many of them. I actually find the person who chooses to splash themselves down with a quart of smelly perfume, or cologne more offensive
Again I do not mean to offend. I am not a smoker, but I have my vices, and know how it feels to be put down. Dare I say, all of us has a vice of some kind