When I was growing up smoking used to almost be a non-issue. It wasn't viewed as particularly great, but people didn't hate on the habit that often either, at least not outside health warnings from your doctor or the surgeon general. I didn't give much thought to it either way - it was just a regular part of life to see people smoking. Cut to today. There are some major campaigns to stop people from smoking. It seems to me that the habit has become almost a social pariah in many circles. While looking online for something related I found a forum about smoking appreciation - but most of the posts were from people poo-pooing the habit, and insisting smokers try to cut it out of their lives. (Also lots of claims that the forum was secretly run by a tobacco company.) I suppose my question, then, is whether or not the cigarette industry could ever redeem itself. Do you think cigarettes will ever be a 'cool' thing again, like they used to be in so many ad campaigns? Or are cigarettes too tainted to make a social comeback?