Special Note: Please note that this scenario is meant to be read as entertainment, not as an accurate prediction of the future. Also note that the viewpoints and opinions that may come across in this scenario are not neccessarily the viewpoints and opinions of the author.
As more chemicals are being added to tobacco products, more and more people will either quit using tobacco products or die from tobacco-related diseases (cancer, empyhesema, lung disease). As of July 1, 2011, the global rate of tobacco smokers is at a relatively atrocious level. However, the number of tobacco smokers in the world are declining as people become more aware about the dangers of tobacco. Like its brethren, obesity, there will be treatment programs built in place in the workplaces to prevent and/or treat addiction to tobacco products.
Even without its hundreds of chemicals, tobacco has the tendency to subtract six minutes from a person's life, everytime he or she uses a tobacco product. Land formerly used for the cultivation of tobacco will either become urbanized, turned into land for factories dealing mostly with driverless cars and robotics (Toyota and Toyotetsu) are two examples or get rehabilitated so that it can grow healthier crops that give life and vitality to people (as opposed to giving them lung cancer and illnesses)
The last person to ever use tobacco will die peacefully in her home on December 31, 2028 and her name will be Mrs. Kimberly Elizabeth Johnson of Queensland, Australia.
Commercial and esotericEdit
NASCAR's role with tobacco sponsorsEdit
NASCAR has already banned the sponsorship of tobacco companies from their races and encouraged employees who smoke to quit.
Ultimately, Formula One will ban the sponsorship of tobacco companies from their races. NASCAR did it first by not renewing their contract with the R.J. Reynolds tobacco company that makes Winston cigarettes (they signed with a celluar phone company called NEXTEL instead that later became Sprint), therefore, Formula One should give up its partnership with Marlboro cigarettes and find someone in the electronics industry to sponsor them.
After all, the high-tech industries (electronics, aerospace, nanotechnology, robotics and genetic engineering) are the future and tobacco farming is the past.
The water cigaretteEdit
In the year 2013, a new "electronic" cigarette will become popular as it will be safer and will replace tobacco cigarettes, and it will be mainsteam by 2025 (these cigarettes already exist, but it will take some time for them to become popular). Senior citizens and veteran tobacco smokers remain outside the loop and stick to traditional cigarettes containing tons of tar, nicotine and other toxic chemicals.
This will cause a boom in smoking with the green cigarette.
Governments are doing the right thing by increasing the "special taxes" placed on tobacco products and not subsidizing tobacco farmers. Tobacco farmers knew they were growing an immoral crop from day one but wanted to profit off people's miseries (and diseases). By the 2020 Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show, the Ontario tobacco belt will be known more for horticulture than its infamous tobacco past.