I write this from Hue. In the more touristy parts of Vietnam (Hue, Hoi An, Mui Ne) my family has had our eating experience lessened by having to endure tobacco smoke at restaurants. It is never the Vietnamese people; invariably the smokers are European. I have often felt North American smoking laws were a bit too draconian, but now I am changing my mind. It is one thing in a bar, but to me smoking in a restaurant is bloody rude. Especially when the smokers are from countries in which smoking in restaurants is forbidden or restricted. Today we had to endure some harsh Eastern European tobacco while trying to enjoy the subtle flavours of pho. Very disrespectful!