The ban on smoking in public places is now fully in place in Scotland. There are many plusses for non smokers such as myself, increasing the time on earth that I will be paying tax to this (and future Gubments), making the beer taste of, well, beer, having a good laugh at the smokers standing in the pouring rain for their 'fix'. However, there is a downside to all this pleasure. Now that the pub does not reek of tobacco (in most instances) smoke it is becoming more evident that beer is full of gas and that gas returns to the atmosphere following due process. No longer can anyone hide the fact that they have slipped out a quiet one - it immediately becomes apparent to an ever widening audience. The looks of innocence on some of the faces of the guilty is a sight to behold. So the experiment in non-smoking is not all sweetness and light. Be warned those who wish to venture to our beautiful country, that a cloud now hangs over the drinking populace. I thank you.