I agree with George P. on this one, whilst agreeing that smoking is a dangerous pastime it always makes me wonder if the danger has been exaggerated by various health fascists who have an axe to grind?
Why is it some people die from smoking and others don't? my own grandfather lived to the age of 87 after smoking Woodbines for 70 years. (and I mean smoking! he used to stick one in his mouth, light it and let it burn down to within a 10mm of his lips and then light up another!) It seems to me that there are a lot more factors to be taken into consideration than we know of at the present.
...Now I've lit the blue touch paper I'll stand back and wait for the next health fascist rant from someone!