So then we hate Alcohol companies because people die from their product? What about auto makers and airplane builders too? How about prescription drug companies, their products kill people too?
I for one didn't hate tobacco companies when I smoked so why would I hate them now? The education about the harmful effects of smoking was there then as it is now.
I stand by my first post, I chose to smoke. Sirius said it best, tobacco has a right to sell shovels. Oh and to quote Chris Rock, 'Dont hate the player, hate the game'.