well coming from a smoker---i hate cigarettes for the fact that it isn't healthy at all. if only they were saturated with vitamins
The reason I love cigarettes though is because of the "culture" surrounding cigarettes. SURE, it's not good for your health, or anything for that matter. But I think just as any object can be used for a "negative" or "positive" purpose behind it, cigarettes too can be a good thing. Now, what is good and what is bad is a matter of your own ethics, but who says alcohol is a totally bad thing? I figure that someone getting cancer and dying, is just a circumstance made by bad decisions as someone that drinks and drives. It isn't the alcohol that makes you crash, but your own decision to get in a car when you're physically impaired. I just find it that there are tons of things that are "bad", take for example, a walmart. It is good thing that you can get cheap products, but on a bad note it is the disintegration of the culture and history of small business or the commercial assimilation of a town's history.
Cigarettes like the walmart has "positives". People smoke for many different reasons and just as accordingly those reasons are a means for varying "ends".
It might sound extremely pompous to say this but, to me, cigarettes are an art form.
(sarcasm) I mean, I think 90% of writers must smoke for one reason or another, and i'm going to guess that all Good writers smoke cigarettes. lol, what it comes down to is: if people stop smoking, then culture stops working. I mean, look at japan, europe and canada. More than half the population smokes cigarettes in those countries and the almost all of the lasting art that is made today comes from those countries as well. HECK, i'd guess that our beloved father, NASU smoked a cigarette or two
lol kidding aside, trying to quit smoking while i'm ahead but not until i'm finished writing my stories first.