I also think that smoking on cruise ships needs to be banned or at the very least restricted to designated areas that are monitored continuosly. It has been a concern of mine that when I go on my first cruise next year that my balcony will be next to a smoker and I will have to put up with their smoke in my space. Whether a cigarette caused this fire is not important as far as I'm concerned. It is an accident waiting to happen and I think the cruise lines would be terribly negligent not to address this issue. Why should cigarette smokers be allowed to engage in an activity that puts the whole ship at risk?