It restores freedom of choice. And it enables catering establishments and public houses to recoup business they have lost because of the smoking ban. I will once again want to go out for a restaurant meal.
I'm reposting this because the original entry seems to have been blocked – no comments visible, not rating, no redirection to another entry. Just an accident, I'm sure.
While I agree in general with the ban on smoking in public places, it is ludicrous that a publican or restauranteur cannot open a smokers-only establishment, staffed by smokers and catering only for people who want to smoke with their beer or meal.