Originally Posted by emmarose
frankly it makes sense that tourneys be non smoking events as well as TC a smoke free area... and i looooooove smoking, but it still makes sense, even to me...
I have found almost every person (with rare exception) has been courteous about following the rules during our rounds. It is their responsibility to make sure their smoke does not disrupt others...I've been very impressed and very grateful for this.
Unfortunately at tourney central there seems to be almost no consideration about how someone's smoke disrupts the area.
It is extremely difficult for someone to get close enough to hear at the player's meeting, access the scoreboard and scorecards, and socialize with friends without being exposed to second-hand smoke.
I am extremely sensitive to smoke due to accute sinusitis. Trying to avoid smoke at tourney central is a nightmare and it definitely causes me stress. I've accepted that I have to miss out on a lot of the visiting....but I don't want to miss out on vital information at the player's meeting and have to wait till the smoke is clear to grab the cards or check out the scoreboard.
Unfortunately, it seems way too unreasonable to ban something that is a major factor for so many players. Maybe a compromise could be reached instead. Maybe TDs will set up a "smoking area" or a "smoking side" at tourney central so everyone has the ability to be near the vital information.