Any cult needs to cut off it’s believers from their fundamental Rights such as free speech, enhanced independence of the individual (e.g. weapons, vehicles), movement, due process at law etc.
The Left hand path of the dialectic is usually used to remove these Rights. The Right hand will return them in a watered down, ineffectual form as ‘privileges’ that only the State can grant or revoke.
When the truth about health risks finally caught up with corporate oligarchs of the tobacco industry a clever switch was made. If taxation can no longer be pumped out of people’s own choices regarding how they live their life, smoking can at least be made as another new vehicle for removing your rights … all in the name of ‘protecting’ us from ourselves, of course.