Every pack has a warning from the Surgeon General on it, coupled with the fact that they are barely allowed to advertise, and taxes on them are through the roof. One would have to have a death wish or no backbone to take up this habit. If we really believe that tobacco is so "evil" then it should be illegal like other addictive substances (except alcohol, because our government makes money off of it--i.e. ABC stores). The truth is they will not make smoking illegal because of the taxes. If someone should be sued it should be the government. If we had proof that the FDA knew a food product could kill and did not remove it there would be an uproar. A warning label would not suffice.
Do I believe smoking should be illegal? No, I do not. Especially not while it is legal to make moronic decisions (and I am glad we are free to do so because most of us do). I for one drink far too much Mountain Dew. If I become diabetic could I sue Pepsi? I probably could, but I won't. I know it is bad for me and I should not receive a reward for my lack of self control. I am trying to cut back on my habit as smokers can choose to do as well. It is hard since it is an addiction, but they were not born with it and we all know it is addictive before we light up for the first time. I do NOT hate smokers. I hate frivolous lawsuits!