I'm sure this says more about the proponent of it than about those "addicted" to nicotine.
Certainly, it's very much frowned upon for people in the health industry to have illegal addictions, but smoking was not illegal last I heard.... and besides, the government makes a motza from smokers. (Yeah, yeah, yeah, and smokers get sick and use up the motza, but hey! It ALL goes into consolidated revenue to be used as desired by the governmnet, I don't see them putting that money into health, do you?)
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