Chezkatie–This apparently was a reference to the famous quotation by Father Martin Neimuller (sp?), which was spoken in reference to various groups that were taken away by the Nazis. It went something like, "First they came for the Jews, but I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t Jewish. Then they came for…"
I guess that Jennifer views smokers as being an oppressed minority–a view that most people would disagree with. In fact, most non-smokers would argue that they are oppressed by having to breathe unwanted cigarette smoke. And anyway, how can smokers be oppressed when there are apparently marching bands in the State of Massachusetts promoting their favorite activity?