Smoking is absolutely horrible. That being said, I agree that if you can join the military, you should be able to smoke AND drink alcohol for that matter. The idea is tempting though. I'm not sure I would have been a smoker had people carded me when I was under age. But I probably would have because I was young and stupid invincible. I'm also an advocate for legalization and decriminalization of drugs. But that is another issue more closely related to the need for better healthcare and our immoral or profit penal system.