, evildictait​or wrote

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Yep. And people who are alive and smoking now (and in their right mind) aren't defending their smoking by saying "nobody has proved that it's harmful" or "but the health benefits of smoking are disputed!"

All in all a fairly bland ruling. People who want to smoke will continue to smoke, and those that don't will continue to not smoke. And 16-year olds deciding to take up smoking won't be put off by the fact that cigarette companies lied to their grandparents about how bad it was for them.

While true I think it puts an unfair burden on society to have to care for these people as they get sick. The same as those who eat fast food, ding-dongs, etc. and then blame the obesity "disease". People who make these obviously poor choices that cost the rest of us should be required to pay extra in health insurance premiums, sign "do not resuscitate" waivers, etc. so they can exercise their "rights". If not that then we need to put a healthcare tax on every one of these types of debilitating products. The same goes for alcohol and marijuana. If people are so dead set on being stupid then let them but let them also pay for their own coffin.