And about jobs.... I wasn't working at Slappy's bait shop, I was working in the Industrial Design department at Stewart Warner, a large manufacturing company (back when things were made in the US). I was working in the corporate office. When I freelanced I was working with ad agencies and design firms in downtown Chicago and they were smokey. I'm just glad it's not like that any more.
Smoke-filled air may be add to the ambience for you but it's a lot more serious than that for some.