Impolite habit!!!

A gentleman, puffing his cigar, entered a stage-coach, in which a number of ladies were seated. He bowed with much self-complacency, and said, ‘I hope, ladies, my smoking is not offensive to you.’  ‘It is very offensive,’ they replied.  He threw up his head in the way of assent, and said, ‘Well, well, ‘tis so to some folks’ – AND SMOKED ON!  How preeminently selfish is such a habit.!

—- Uncle Toby             (Liberator, Nov., 20, 1857, pg 4)