This happened a couple of weeks ago, but essentially the state of Louisiana sued the tobacco companies and won I believe $590 million from them to support programs over the next 10 years to help people quit. Essentially the Supreme court ruled that these companies knowlingly developed and marketed a highly addictive and dangerous product. The money will go towards providing people nicotine patches etc as well as counseling programs to help them quit. What are your feelings on this? Personally I think its great. I am a smoker and I hate it - I've tried to quit numerous times and have so far not been succesful. To me I find tobacco to be the most addictive substance on the planet - I've tried most every drug out there and abused at times many of them - not something I'm proud of, but nothing has literally 'owned' me like cigarettes. I can remember Garcia once saying that he had a harder time quitting cigarettes then herion - then ofcourse he died from a heroin habbit. In my attempts to quit I've probably spent hundreds on patches, gum you name it. I've been able to afford this, but many cannot afford these aids and I think this ruling is a very positive thing to help these people. What are your thoughts? Should RJ Reynolds be paying for your selected treatment if you want to quit?