"Both tobacco use and obesity are caused, in part, by our choices. And our choices are influenced, in part, by our culture. An unhealthy lifestyle can be deeply ingrained in a culture. It's certainly much easier to smoke or make poor dietary choices when a substantial number of your friends and family are doing it."
Here are some other points to ponder. Consider the states where tobacco use and obesity are the highest. These same states correlate with poverty, lower education and voting for Republicans.
Regional Patterns of Tobacco Use and Obesity Correlate in the U.S.
SCIENCE (from the Latin for 'knowledge') informs wisdom, reason and humanism. This is a 4-legged worldview within reality that maximizes well-being for individuals and society.