All governments in the Western world seem to toughen the restrictions in smoking, and the Finnish one even intends to eradicate smoking altogether in a couple of decades. In general, majorities are usually quite intolerant towards the vices of minorities, so it is no wonder that the majority of people plays along.
What I have been wondering is that why there is no vocal minority in the media opposing the plans of the governments. I have seen individual opposing voices on shabby message boards, but nothing that could be taken seriously. There should be people having an interest opposing the governments in this case, at least smokers themselves and individual freedom enthusiasts. But even decriminalizing cannabis seems to get more attention from the latter group than opposing the trend of restricting tobacco smoking.
When the governments started toughening the laws regarding illegal home copying of music and movies, all around the Europe political “pirate parties” arose to oppose the trend. Why are we not seeing a similar movement wrt. smoking?