I realize I owe people an apology, specifically smokers.

I hate tobacco. It killed at least two of my grandparents, and it personally makes very sick. But I should not fault people for a habit that is often not under their control.

I am very sorry for anything I've said about individual smokers.

ETA: I didn't actually say anything in this particular thread. I just noticed one poster's ugly reaction to KillerMartini's article on poverty in which she notes that for her smoking is a coping mechanism (basically he said "fuck you just quit smoking." However, in the past I've been less than charitable to smokers, in particular on the issues of designated smoking areas.