Originally Posted by Vito
Maybe you're right.
By the way, kid, I hope you give up your cigarette-smoking habit before it causes problems. Problems like the walnut-sized inoperable tumors that the doctor found in my mom's lungs, or my dad's middle-of-the-night fatal heart attack when he was in his early forties. Or my elderly next-door neighbor losing control of her bowels and vomiting green bile in her final hours of life, after a futile battle against lung cancer. Cigarette smokers, all of 'em.
Terribly sorry for your losses--my grandfather died of lung cancer, also--but just about everything will kill you. Another grandparent of mine suffered from diabetes and lost a leg; I'm not about to bring up the matter when discussing pastries.
In any event, being dangerous to one's health does not make an activity inherently vulgar.