Boy, I sure pity you guys with intolerant spouses. If my wife was not accepting of my pipe smoking, we would have NEVER married 27 years ago. In fact, I met here while I was working at a tobacco shop! She even likes the aroma of cigars! I thank God every day that I met her. I'm truly blessed.
My smoking restrictions are my own. I smoke ONLY pipes indoors. Downstairs or in the basement. No cigars or cigs indoors ever. And never in the bedroom or upstairs. I prefer my sleeping space clean and odor free.
Pipe smoke only hangs in the air for a short time and visiting non-smoking guests never mention it. And some of my wife's friends are real anti-tobacco! No comments, ever. My wife will light a few scented candles before their arrival and that usually takes care of any residual odors.
I'll smoke in my Xterra, but not my wife's car. She will allow me though, but I refrain. Her car is her space.
I'll enjoy a cigar while walking the dog, in my workshop or out in our enclosed deck during the warmer months. The residual stench of cigars can hang around for days and never really leaves. And, after 10 years of owning a tobacco shop, being surrounded by cigar smoke all day, 6 days a week, I'm really tired of the smell permeating everything. I'd come home every night, throw my clothes in the wash and take a shower. My shoes, belt, wallet, even my wristwatch, would reek of cigars. I couldn't wash those things. Well, maybe the watch.
I'm sorry, but having to sit in a cold, lonely garage, shivering next to the garbage cans, is NOT a pleasurable experience. You deserve better. I couldn't imagine not being able to relax with a pipe while watching a movie or reading a book, nestled in my recliner in MY nice, warm house. I'd probably quit smoking...or get a divorce!
God bless you guys for being so "understanding". Smoke on!