I'm not convinced it has anything to do with the harming of one's body. If you believe in evil (as I do), then it makes sense that the zeitgeist has no issue with lulling the masses to death with booze, excess sugar, ubiquitous porn, etc. But pipe-smoking is for the man who thinks, and that's a dangerous thing in this world.I really don't understand the extreme hatred against tobacco. There are other things that will do harm to human body such as alcohol, caffeine, sugar, number of so called recreation drugs. But tobacco is hand picked by almost all governments as number 1 evil substance. Just doesn't make sense.
Why should you or I be allowed to think for ourselves, or god (lowercase spelling on purpose) forbid, enjoy ourselves?