Unfortunately the conference is held without the German Günter Ropohl who cannot attend as he's unable to travel to Brussels because ... he's not allowed to smoke on the train or airplane !
Ropohl writes :
Smokers already are inhibited from protecting their constitutional rights through such efforts as attending an event like this conference. As far as I enjoy smoking I am not allowed to travel by plane or railway, and I am not allowed to visit public facilities for eating and drinking unless I am willing to forsake smoking. If I want to travel I am prevented from smoking by excessive bans. So while I would like to support my right to continue smoking by attending the conference, I would be forced to give up this right just at this very occasion.
i wonder if people working for railroad and airplane companies agree with him