I'd love a gym at the airport. If I'm on a long layover, I could hit the gym for an hour, work off the stress, take a nice shower, and not have to deal with smokers, 'cuz you know, they're off killing themselves slowly instead of working out, getting fit, and so on.
I'm always amazed at how smokers try to defend their addiction. Look, I'm sorry that you're drug addicts (nicotine, for example), but that's precisely what you are - drug addict. Please try to kick the habit, and live healthier lives. Its easy to make fun of the obese folks out there, or the ones who bring smelly food on board as some in this thread have done. However, someone else's obesity or smelly fast food doesn't really harm someone else. It doesn't lead to other people getting sick through things like second hand smoke. If someone is too large to fit in the seat next to you then call am FA. However, that person likely won't kill you. Smoking will, long term.
So please, stop trying to rationalize. Just stop smoking. Live healthier. Live longer. Enjoy life. I truly wish you the best.
You're absolutely right about everything you've said.
Smokers love to rationalize their addiction by citing a fast food/unhealthy diet false equivalency. They are two totally different arguments. One is not equal to the other! Like you said, a fast food eater does not hurt a smoker. On the other hand, a smoker harms everyone around them and anyone who crosses the same areas that the smoker did. Carcinogenic/toxic particulates chemically react and fuse with walls, clothes, and virtually anything. That harms people months and months later, possibly well into years later. I've been at hotels where I've had to change rooms, and even buildings, multiple times because I had a reaction to the aftereffects from getting into beds, walls, air conditioners, bathrooms, etc.
Sorry these people have a chemical addiction and drug use problem but I shouldn't suffer because of them.