I would still argue the reverse.
One of the major problems I have with these smoking regulations is that we are talking about a practice that is legal and taxed.
We are all aware of the dangers of alcohol. This is why alcohol is not allowed to be sold to minors and there is laws against drunk driving. However because alcohol is still legal and taxed drinkers of alcohol are allowed to drink in a bar with other people who choose to drink.
The banning of smoking in all group settings does not allow for smokers to socially interact with other people who choose to smoke. Can't you see the hypocrisy in that when compared to bars and alcohol?