Re: 1st july Smoking ban
You'll find that most establishments will create outside shelters where possible, that's what's happened up here.
As to your point on freedom of liberty I'm afraid that as far as smokers are concerned that is very much a one way street. I would have no objections at all if smoke wasn't intrusive but it is.
For you to "enjoy" your smoke means everyone near you must suffer by way of a hazard to health and foul smelling clothes/hair/atmosphere etc.
It would be fine if you could "smoke" by chewing a sweetie or tobacco flavoured lollipop, but no such products exist. Instead smokers make everyone else suffer so they can indulge their habit/addiction.