To me it's about the PDGA placing their image concerns over the disc golfer's harmless outdoor pleasure. How many of those dues-paying members are smokers, and yet the PDGA goes and treats them like 2nd-class citizens who tarnish their image. As if I needed another reason not to join the PDGA, and I haven't had a cigarette in almost 7 months.
Public smoking bans, which may in fact be law in California, sound like a good idea from an emotionally-charged pre-menstrual point of view, but all they do is tell those in power that they can ban whatever they want. Take San Francisco, for instance. They banned smoking, then moved on to ban Happy Meals, and now they're banning phone books. All because the anti-smoking groups opened the door for them, so what's next? Just wait for a person to get hit with a disc at one of the courses out there and they'll ban disc golf too.