If you have time, take a look at a short article that I wrote a few weeks ago for another website. It was written with National Cancer Awareness Day in mind. Here is the link http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/9158565/s...
If anything it gives my feelings about smoking tobacco of any form. Smoking however is a habit and I like many others maybe were once heavy smokers. I had a tough time quitting myself, which I assume is the main reason why other folks can't kick the habit so easily. But the real irony of it all is, that for us prior smokers, if we do quit, we end up breathing in all of that second hand smoke from current smokers. So in essence we really are not benefitting at all.
The plain packaging rules for the U.S. and other countries; I am sure will eventually follow down the same road which Australia has already embarked on. That was definitely a good move on their part. Plus raising the taxes to 25% may keep people from buying so many butts in the first place. But if you're hooked on tobacco, than you will find a way to support your habit. Only way to give it up-is if you really want to, or on your last few breaths, laying upon the death bed. Hope my feedback to this question has helped you.