While it is allowed it is still the nice and proper thing to do to insure that your smoke does not bother others. By smoking on your balcony you are obeying the rules. What determines the type of person you are is how you obey the rules as well. I was a fairly heavy smoker many years ago and while I tried not to bother others there were times I truely was not aware it bothered people. Now I am pretty sensitive to smoke, (I can tell a smoker when they walk by even outside), but understand the difficulties of quitting and do not condemn anyone that still smokes. If fanatics on both sides would stop the 'in your face' confrontations we would all be better off.