No other subject is more deserving of the attention that you are giving to smoking. It started to go right years ago in California. People there started to treat smokers like lepers before a more enlightened attitude toward lepers prevailed.
Smoking stands as the single most preventable cause of death in the death list. Don’t smoke (or second-hand any) and you won’t die from smoking.
Here’s a really good idea … make it illegal for anyone born after the year 2000 to use tobacco products without a medical prescription.
Perhaps impose a restriction on driving and/or cell phone use. We are talking only about children that are now 13 and under. Think about it. Do they have some right to fall into the deadly habit down the road? Go see the doctor and get a prescription if he/she agrees.
I have lost so many friends to tobacco. We all started smoking as children and I feel I have the right to speak on behalf of today’s children who will have enough serious issues to deal with without a deadly tobacco addiction in the mix.
I quit smoking after 25 years of it. I’m ashamed that I ever smoked at all. It’s a stupid thing to do.