I fail to see how someone smoking at the end of the platform (or as Heihachi even says, the carpark) affects your latte.
Take it from me, the undercover area is on the left of the station, and is where the entrance is.
I wanted to walk up the platform to the right where there's more room (thus less likely to be on a crowded carriage)
I had to go past 2 people smoking in the open, uncovered area whilst having the flu.
For a few seconds it felt I had lost all air, and then the subsequent coughing fit which lasted a few minutes didn't help either.
Yeah, pollution is a broader issue then just station platforms.
But we're not in China, air pollution is not as severe in Melbourne as you don't see smoke stack chimmneys blowing carbon monoxide out everywhere you go. We barely have any dirty industries and factories, we're more manufacturing. The coal generators are far, far away from the urban dwellers in suburban Melbourne.
The vast majority of people who don't smoke shouldn't have to breathe in smokers air just for trying to move down the platform.
I don't care how 'nanny state' it comes across for you. It's a right (to smoke in certain areas) I and most others couldn't give a crap about losing.