I want to preface this question with a disclaimer: I don't have a problem with a person choosing to smoke. That is their business and I will gladly keep my nose out of other people's business. Now on to my question. As a smoker, do you realize how far the smell travels and how long it can linger? We were out at dinner tonight and there was a nearby table of young men who went out to smoke at one point. When they came back, the smell was so bad that my husband took the kids outside and we cut our dinner short just to get away as soon as possible. I was sitting about 10-15ft away and it was horrible! Does the person smoking not even smell it anymore? I wonder that when I end up behind someone in line at a store and have to hold my breath against the smell. Does that person not even realize they stink or do they just not care?