"Supporting smoking" even though you know that the mdical system will be clogged up with many patients with smoking related dseases,is just idiotic thinking.
Hockeye is always interested in showing us how libertarian he is, he always seems to leave the planet at some key junction of logic v dogma. Libertarians dont want to interefere with any idiots right to kill themselves no matter how much society has invested in keeping them healthy (precisely for the tea party reason that its good economics). Hockeye seems to carry this gospel to extremus viewpoints. If everyone who smoked, didnt use their seatbelts, didnt wear a crash helmet on a bike, or didnt remove their lead paint windowsills, was just no longer in the "socialistic" insurance pool, then I guess I could be convinced that libertarians know of what they are talking.
If Hockeye denies the cause and effect relationship of this powerful mutagenic habit, then he is a fool.
I too was born in 1950 and recall how people in polite society didnt light up in anyones car without pwermission granted from the owner. That was in the 1960's I would have been in my teens starting 1963 and Hockeye would have been 1, >So his ability to discern polite societal habits at that age were, Id say, limited at least.