Re: Smoking banned! No government would be brave enough to make all its smokers quit cold turker by banning cigarettes. It wuld be political suicide. So once again we have to wait years and years, decades perhaps, for a known harmful product to slowly be phased out by taxing it highly and public health/awareness campaigns. Because people are too addicted to their vices to tolerate being forced to quit. A sudden stop would only result in a black market anyway. You've got to remove the craving for them before you can get rid of them.