Yes, I do.
No, but I used to regularly.
No, never (or a few times).
I support a massive increase of the price of cigarettes, because smoking has a cost to society.
It provokes cancers among both smokers and non-smokers. That costs a lot of money. Those who are the cause should pay for the consequences.
Maybe in the USA it's different, but here, we have an universal healthcare and everybody is paying for the society. Healthy people pay as much as those who smoke 50 cigarettes a day, and that is not fair since I'm much less likely to have a cancer.
So, to make it fair again, cigarettes should be very expensive.
That way, smokers pay for their cancers, and they are also likely to smoke less.
And I don't say that for cigarettes only, it's the same for alcohol, unhealthy food, polluting cars...every single thing that has a cost to society has to be taxed, so that those who consume these "bad things" are the ones who pay for the consequences of their uncivic behavior.
I used to be a chain smoker (about 2 packs a day) and then I quit 3 years ago. Though every rare now and then I'll have a few hits from an electronic cigarette, though they are non-nicotine so I guess that doesn't really count.
I don't smoke, I sort of did infrequently back when I was in college until one day I realized how stupid it was and quit cold turkey and never went back. I don't care if anyone else does, so long as they don't do it around me.
As for taxes, I don't support high taxes at all, but if you have to tax something, I really don't mind it being cigarettes, so long as things like alcohol are also equally taxed. Fast food really doesn't make sense, you have to eat to live, you do not have to smoke or drink to live, they're not in the same category at all.
The Good Reverend enjoys the finest puros available at appropriate times, Often with a single malt such as the Macallan 18 yr with a splash of branch water..
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.