Cigarette smokers are addicts. They're not paying three bucks a pack to inhale a product that will harm them because it sounds like a good idea.
Anyone who has witnessed an otherwise intelligent co-worker shaking outside in sub-arctic 30-knot winds trying to light a cigarette should realize the poor soul is hooked. Besides harming themselves, these people may be causing health problems for others because of secondhand smoke.
Discarded butts litter sidewalks and are responsible for thousands of fires annually. Taxpayers finance medical care for health-related problems caused by smoking.
We should apply heavy taxes on this destructive consumer product to offset taxpayer expense.