The smokers vs. non-smokers debate (including where smokers can smoke) will never be settled to everyone's satisfaction, whether it's on a cruise ship or on land (i.e. New York City). If a cruise line had two identical ships with identical itineraries, one that was for smokers only, and one that was completely non-smoking ( tried and failed on Carnival Paradise), which one would be more successful? I am a smoker, and if I want to continue cruising, I have to accept the new policies. While there are many hotels and motels that are strictly non-smoking, there are also some that do allow smoking in designated rooms. Perhaps designating rooms on one side of the ship for smoking and one side for non-smoking would be a compromise. I wonder if the cruise lines would be willing to do this.