This really has me puzzled as well and I thought about it a lot. Seems some kind of conspiracy theory is there. If people knew what was in the food- almost everything we consume is bad for us. Why is tobacco uniquely targeted? Must be good for us if the government doesn't want us doing it- would be my thinking lol
I can only think that smoking is associated with freedom and rebellion and we are entering a new world order of mentally enslaved zombie citizens.
Either that or the public cost of smoking is large.