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  •  I Think "Big Metropolitan Area" Is The Wild Card.. (1+ / 0-)
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    Urban residents tend to be the least likely to smoke, and urban areas tend to be the areas where smoking in public is most frowned upon.  Probably a good bet that the many of the people you're seeing are smokers, just not on the city streets.  And more likely yet that if you took a business trip to smaller cities and towns, you'd see a lot more smokers.  I live in metropolitan Des Moines and still see smokers every single day.

    •  Oh, I go into peoples' homes (1+ / 0-)
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      in the course of work. I know if folks smoke at home, and in my experience, it's a rare practice.

      Might be, as you point out, it's rarer in a large metropolitan area than it would be in rural parts of the state.

      It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

      by karmsy on Sun May 12, 2013 at 03:27:49 PM PDT

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