Speaking about table manners we must say that they are not very strict in the most countries, but it is considered rude to eat or drink noisily. At formal meals the cutlery is placed in the order in which it will be used. The dessert fork or spoon are laid at the top of your place setting. After each course the knife and the fork should be laid side by side in the middle of the plate. This shows that you have finished and the plate can be removed. If you want to behave mannerly at table you should follow some simple rules.
It is considered impolite to smoke between courses unless your host says otherwise. It is polite to ask for permission before you smoke in other peoples homes. Today in some countries smoking is forbidden in many public places: on the underground, at the office, in shops, cinemas and other public places.