We all know that tobacco kills.
We know it makes us deathly sick.
We know that its purveyors
Will stoop to any trick
To keep their sales soaring.
We know all this and more without
A single solitary
Intimation of a doubt.
For years the proof has mounted,
Growing higher than Mt. Hood.
In every town, the ravages
Of the weed are understood,
And yet the fittest and the richest--
Models, athletes, movie stars--
Consider it tre chic
To chew upon and puff cigars.