Now I've seen everything. Read this article and note the wording: "Published in time for World No Tobacco Day on May 31 in the open access journal BMC Public Health, the research shows that because smoking is so costly, low-income families are likely to spend less on basic necessities like food and housing because of smoking.
reduces the income available for families to feed, clothe and otherwise
care for their children living in low-income households', said lead
author Dr. Tessa Langley of the University of Nottingham, England."
So quit! People aren't forced to smoke; they choose to smoke. If they prefer to spend money on cigarettes than on food or diapers, then they have to deal with the consequences. This is a totally preventable situation. If they don't want to change their behavior, then maybe the government will come out with low-cost Obamarettes next!