I am not a smoker and I have no plan to become one. I know that smoking is dangerous to my health, just like the public reminder says. But despite the warnings given by the government, there are still many people choose to puff. They probably get some satisfaction in smoking.
In other country, to discourage people from smoking, the government imposes higher tax on these commodities. In result, the price gets higher. Those who really want to buy can still buy but they will think twice because of the price. Probably, some are waiting for the cigar deals of the day to get some discounts.
At the end of the day, how hard may the government tried or the other people around to persuade smokers to quit or, it is the final choice of the smoker that prevails.