Wow, if it's that much of a pain I'm really glad I quit smoking a few months ago. But, I understand how you feel luvlelady. Never had to deal with it on a ship but it's definitely more difficult now than ever before to find a place to smoke. I too tried to be a considerate smoker but it seems that it simply isn't acceptable anymore and people just won't tolerate it the way they used to.
I feel your pain, I hope the next one works out better.