Think of it this way, jonny.
Are sedans terrible vehicles in urban areas? Yes/no?
They probably are if they're 1960's models that guzzle gas, stink and make a racket. But they probably go unnoticed when they're a newer model with ultra-efficient technology.
It's the same with wood fireplaces. Saying people who burn wood for heat should be "reeducated" shows how little awareness there actually is regarding wood burning technology and how it has advanced since the stone age. So while 50 neighbours around you are burning wood, two with old fireplaces and no idea how to properly burn wood for heat are creating the campfire smell you refer to.