Smoking or Non-Smoking AA Meetings
When I first came in to AA, the majority of the AA meetings that I was aware of, were all smoking meetings.
Over the years, it began to change... with smoking on one side and non-smoking on the other side of the meeting.
Then, I watched many of them change to smoking on one night, and non-smoking on another night.
Now, the majority of AA meetings that I've attended, or that I'm aware of, have become non-smoking meetings.
A local AA Meeting Hall, that I attend, is now starting to go through the hot button topic of smoking and non-smoking. What I've seen in the past is... the groups will split up, and then new meetings will start, some with coffee pots and ashtrays, and others with coffee pots and no ashtrays.
Some people proclaim the benefits of smoking meetings, and their view that in most areas they've been most all AA meetings are smoking meetings.
Others proclaim the negative effects of smoking meetings, and their view that in most areas that they've attended AA meetings, the meetings are non-smoking.
Since we don't have this problem online... one person will never whiff another persons smoke online... there isn't a dicussion about it.
So, what I'm asking for, is the online communities feedback... of your experience in your meetings, and for your pro and con ideas on the subject.
I hope that everyone will have something to say about it.
Looking forward to reading what you have to share about it.