The statist impulse is hard to resist when it comes to cigarettes. And at the end Mike Huckabee apes the scaremonger’s contention, “Cigarettes are the only product that we have in this country that, when used according to the package directions, will kill you.”

Yes, whatever, over a period of several decades, if so (although the anti-smoking set has a tendency to attribute any smoker’s death, no matter to cause, to smoking).