Washington State Smoking Ban
Due to the nature of our games, and the supernatural element that's involved heavily with the World of Darkness, the IV Storytellers and Administrative Staff have decided that the real world Washington State Smoking-ban is NOT in effect on our chat in all locations.
It is in effect in locations such as Hospitals, Schools, and Sterile Environments; and businesses are allowed to set their own rules.
From the WoD Wiki:
The World of Darkness resembles the contemporary world, but it is darker, more devious, and more conspiratorial. The dichotomy between rich and poor, influential and weak, powerful and powerless, is much more pronounced than in our world. Decadence is common and corruption is everywhere.
The darkness of the setting is reflected everywhere: architecture is dominated by Gothic styling, and fashion and personal style embrace Goth, Punk and fetishistic elements. Everything is as gloomy in the WoD as the most pessimistic tabloid headlines present it.