Ok, this is without doubt one of the most totally asinine things I've heard of in a long time. The politicians have truly outdone themselves this time.
In the article, Idea From Congress So Stupid That Someone Will Vote For It! you will find a video that explains how the S-Chip bill, something that's really needed for funding children's health care, is being funded in large part by cigarette taxes and that with the increases in funding that they want to do, they're going to need a lot more funding to pay for it. Since this thing gets it's funding from cigarette taxes, this essentially works out to needing more people to smoke. I am not a hamster, this is truly your tax dollars at work, guided by the brilliant minds that we send to Washington.
Ok, you can scream now.