There's a very well written review of the Epic on Cruisemates main page. What concerns me is the description of having to enter the ship through the casino (smelled of stale smoke) and having to go through the smoke-filled casino to get to other public areas. I looked at the Epic's deck plan and it looks like the Casino covers part of the deck (side to side) and you indeed have to walk through it (not past it like on other ships). Please let me know if this is accurate and that we'll need to pass through a smoke-filled area to enter the ship and if we want to enjoy the other public areas on that deck. O'Sheehans also covers a large part of the same deck - is it also a smoking area and will we also have to pass through it to get to the other areas? Is this deck (and probably the ship) something people with respiratory problems should avoid?