If you were a smoker you would fully understand the risk/reward ratio. I just think it's a little ridiculous how much smoking has been demonized in this country over the past decade or so. I'm not arguing that it's not bad for you or anything, but if people are that concerned over heart health they should maybe start by looking at the obesity epidemic America. The thing is, no one feels bad about telling a smoker they're killing themselves and they need to quit. It's considered bad form to say the same thing to a fat person.
On a side note, because I think it pisses me off the most, all those Truth ads are such bullshit that they make me unable to take the whole non-smoking campaign seriously. When they say blah blah number of people died from smoking related illnesses they're talking about any person who died of any illness that could be related to smoking in any way. That means if an 80-year-old non-smoker dies of a heart attack his death gets added to those numbers because heart attacks are a 'smoking related disease.' I despise the theory that it's okay to lie to people (or stretch the truth to the breaking point) because it's "For a good cause." Yes, I choose to smoke. I also choose to work out and eat right. I'm an ideal weight for my height (5'3", 118lbs) and I drink maybe once a month. I take my risks where I deem them worthy, and I happen to really love to smoke.
"The future is a whore, she promises herself to everyone."