OldMom, I'm an ex smoker. You are considerate with the way you enjoy your tobacco. I was the same when I smoked cigarettes. People that are opposed to smoking do get offended at just the sight of someone smoking; it is more psychological than physical. I would ask everyone that smokes to be considerate, especially in disposing the 'butts'. Don't throw them on the ground. Like any litter, it looks terrible and ruins scenery.