Rush: I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: I think cigarette smokers deserve a medal. They’re single-handedly taking all this abuse. They’re being forced outside to all of the extremes of weather to engage in their addiction, their habit. Furthermore, they are funding children’s health care programs, and yet they are targeted as the absolute most despicable people in our culture. But without them and their purchase of tobacco products there wouldn’t be the money to fund children’s health care programs, and I don’t care how that makes you feel, that is an irrefutable reality.