Methinks that the only place where this should be allowed is in jail: to monitor the use of cell phones by the inmates. Record or block but don't let them connect to outside normal towers.
banning outdoor smoking is ridiculous
...no it's not. I avoid going to restaurant terraces nowadays because it's impossible to breathe: all the smokers sit there and keep pumping during the entire meal. You eat in a cloud of smoke.
"Christianity, as many religions, was just dreamed up by a couple people with really good imaginations, a lot of time on their hands, and even some 'herbal' help. I mean, who would dream up half of that crap without being totally baked ?" -- Jillian A. Spencer.