well a while ago, I saw a very good quote about cigarettes.
it went like this.
A beer reduces your life span by 4 minutes,
A cigarette reduces your life span by 8 minutes,
A day of work reduces your life span by 8 hours,
you do the math.
as for the whole anti tabacco campaigns and all these bans and taxes,
why should the government even try to stop those who wish to smoke?
as I see it, the taxes and levies and such taken from the cost of cigarettes,
help the government keep the country, safe. ETC
and they don't even see this. go figure.