I am a smoker and have been pretty much all my adult life. I have been iffing and arring about giving up recently due to the fact there is a big stigma about smoking now. (its not that i feel unfit by smoking and otherwise live a very healthy life) I began to think that smokers were a "drain " on the NHS and then after googling it today saw that smokers actually raise 3 times more (or more than that) in taxes for this country than they actually cost the NHS so where is that money going to come from if everyone gave up. I did not know this until today and actually its made me feel less guilty for smoking if anything. I have always thought that obesity and alcohol are just as bad.