Yesterday, a new law went into effect in NC. No smoking in restaurants. There is a little place down the street from my house that I eat at often, and they have always allowed smoking. I went there for a meal yesterday. No ashtrays were on the table yesterday. After my meal, I lit up a cigarette. My act of civil disobedience. My waitress brought me more water while I was smoking and didn't say a word. 2 other waitresses saw me and didn't say a word. Probably half the patrons in the restaurant saw me and didn't say a word. While I was sitting there (still smoking), I observed a couple come in. They looked around and saw me smoking They asked the waitress (same waitress I had) for a seat in the non-smoking section. She replied, "New law doesn't allow smoking in any restaurant, you can sit anywhere you want". She got a good tip. It is only day one, so I probably can't keep this up for long, but I'm going to try.