I've learned one thing about musicians. You want them to play well? Hire them. You want them to play even better? Pay them really well.
Exposing children to tobacco smoke and those who hate it is criminal in my opinion. This is not socialism. This is facism.
Runaway capitalism is when the agent gets more than the artist. It happens!
Sensitivity to an audience and their needs are the most important aspect of folk music. Without cigarette smoke and alcohol, it would probably be more of a popular form of expression and a better environment for children who will carry on this tradition.
If there are house concerts for smokers and drinkers, please let everyone know so I won't go to them.