So, is it just me, or is it really possible for you to call yourself a punk and smoke some Marlboros? Cigarette companies are pretty much the definition of a crooked big company business. Killing people by the masses to make money. If you grow your own tobacco, or roll your own cigarettes, as long as you're not addicted, I can respect that much more. Also, I don't quite understand having and addiction and being punk. It's ok if you're trying to break past habbits or addictions, that's completely admirable. But you cannot call yourself free and drink a shitton of coffee and chain smoke.
Does that make sense or am I talking out of my ass?
I'm working on it.
... im just not that hardcore yet :P
The promoting of smoking is morally bankrupt (due to the undeniable evidence of damage & suffering caused by it and its addictive nature). Personally, I'd argue the point from reasoning rather than labels, although I can see your connection between 'punk' being against business exploiting peoples' addictions for profit while ignoring the huge consequences.
I think it hits a raw nerve with many who just want to enjoy themselves and so there will be many flippant or aggressive responses rather than reasoned ones.