For those who are about to die, we salute you!
Smokers, you either love them, or you want to pour chlorine down thier epiglottal.
Smoking is so complex.
Child smoking is a 6 billion dollar industry in the US alone. You fund that industry, and perpetuate it.
People start smoking today due to peer pressure, wanting to fit it. I defy anyone who will deny it, and say, I was the original smoker - people at college wanted to be like me.
People continue smoking because of: Addiction. They either admit that, or say they like to smoke (which in essence is true, it is enjoyable because thier body feels better). However, they mainly don't think about it (habitual).
If they really think about it, they would preffer if they never started.
Smokers have lower immune systems and cost health care lots of money. Tabacco taxes do feed back into that healthcare, but a lot of research (which is limited folks, only a certain number of bright people on this planet) is taken to these areas, as it is profitable.
Now, aside from all that. Public smoking. People think they have a right. The worst thing is if someone sits next to me who is smoking, I am past the half turn, full turn and eye roll (Seinfeld) I just say, no smoking to them, and if they don't get the message I say leave.
Now, I would love to take a big fat fsck-off cigar with me, because even cigarette smokers find that noxious offensive smoke painfully intruding, but what can they say, if they sit next to me with thier symbol of immaturity and insecurity. /rant
I honestly believe that the only good thing about smoking is the fact that it is bad for you.