Were there big ass surgeon generals warnings 40 years ago?
Smoking is great. It feels awesome, tastes awesome, looks cool, is sociable......
Weed on the other hand, shit, I never remember being high on weed being that great, even as a kid. It doesn't have a very strong affect at all(no, not a quantity issue, trust me). As big a waste of money as ***s.
Uhh there wasn't. But about 20 years after that, people figured out. "Oh hey, this shit is bad for you". That is when you say, I might want to quit doing this.
Don't tell me you can't quit. My dad smoked for 15 years, and went cold turkey when I was 12. Hasn't touched a cigarette since. Yes, it does take some will power, but there are plenty of products out there to help quit.
This guy obviously didn't care too much, he smoked right through Chemo, so why should the courts care? If your not going to take care of your body, your greatest asset, then that is your fault.
Edit: To add, I like pot a lot more than cigs. I feel so much calmer on weed than cigs. I wouldn't say its a bigger waste of money than cigs. Especially with the tax on cigs now a days.
Ultimately it doesn't matter though. This shit will instantly get appealed and go to the supreme court. Where common sense will be in order and they will probably settle out of court.