Originally Posted by Limpinhitter
But, we are not all going to die "prematurely," and cause those around us to die prematurely, because we are foolish enough to become addicted to a highly toxic, dangerous, drug.
My quibble with this perspective is that tobacco isn't highly toxic. That's why it makes such a good drug, unlike say meth, though not as good as coffee. If you can constantly suck on cigarettes for 40 years straight before it kills you, by definition that isn't a highly toxic drug - that's a mildly toxic drug.
The idea that second hand smoke, especially from someone smoking outdoors say on another tennis court, is going to kill you or seriously harm your health seems mostly fantasy. The problem with smokers is that they tend to stink.