Why do you think cigarettes specifically garner so much disdain?
There are so many institutionalized restrictions against cigarette corporations. They can hardly advertise at all, their products garner extra taxes, and they are even forced to put giant warning labels and "quit smoking" information on all of their products. I can't even have a flavored puff because people say it "appeals to kids", as if adults don't also have taste buds.
All in all I am baffled by this crusade. Alcohol is openly advertised, and the necessary warnings can be made in such small print that they aren't even noticed. I don't see PSA's about failing livers and people losing their livelihoods to alcoholism.
A cigarette is hell for your lungs, and no one likes second hand smoke but you never hear about someone puffing a cigarette and then causing a five car pile-up or going home to abuse their family.
These are a few recent samples from the FDA that keep interrupting muh goddamn hulu.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhbXENhrkTA <--Best (the hair flip followed by "pucker up" is particularly disturbing)
Check them out, they are hilariously over the top. I am a heavy drinker and a infrequent smoker and I just don't understand what grudge society has against cigarettes. What is your opinion?