When it comes to our own health maintenance, we seem to have kicked the smoking habit and made Americans paranoid even to the extent of our neighbor having a smoke in privacy.
Cigarettes used to be issued to our armed forces on into the World War II era. Tobacco as well as alcohol was used as a tranquility drug. Today, calling a smoker stupid is stupid, remembering that some of the most illustrious and intelligent people were smokers.
Government is demanding more control over our lives and criminalization of smoking is not an unforeseeable future.