I agree about the tax-on-the-poor point - that's quite true that many poor people probably pay more in taxes for cigarettes than they do for anything else including income taxes.
The rest of your points smell worse than a trailer load of bull manure and lit cigars.
I've never met a single person in my life who didn't smoke cigars who claimed to like the smell; obviously I've discussed the issue with only a small percentage of the people I've met, though, but I find altogether incredible your claims about non-smokers loving the smell of cigars. Most of the former smokers I know are more vocally anti-smoking than the average person who never smoked.
The increased costs to society in all ways from the health problems caused by tobacco - anywhere from the increase in missed days at work from increased illnesses to the costs of treating lung cancer and heart disease to the costs of supporting persons whose family's wage earner died an unexpectedly early death from tobacco-related disease - grossly outweigh the revenue from tobacco taxes. If you're in the industry I'm sure you have some figures that say otherwise, but they're certainly as credible as the tobacco industry's former claims about the lack of health concerns from tobacco smoke. You remember that line of marketing and lobbying, don't you?
You spending 20 years in the tobacco business and being biased? Don't be so rough on yourself - I'm sure you're at least somewhat less biased and are a bit more open minded than your average Klansman or Jihadist are about the topics that are important to them. Heck, you'll probably admit that there is some evidence that suggests that smoking may be a health risk.
To those saying I'm being unreasonable for disliking smoking even outdoors, well, how would you like it if I came up to you and blew a whistle or airhorn near your ear. What if I said "Stop complaining - it's outdoors, not indoors, so why are you bothered? I have a right to my self-indulgent, altogether unnecessary habit." If I said I like making the noise, then there's every bit as much reason and rationale behind my habit of assaulting someone's sense of hearing as the average smoker's invasion of other people's sense of smell. What's the difference aside from one bad habit used to be very popular and has not fully faded into obscurity yet? Both are rude, selfish, and unnecessary habits.
I honestly don't think I've ever met a smoker that is a truly conscientious person - they ALL litter at some time or another, even if a rare one does try not to most of the time. They all smoke in public places - no smoker conscientiously refuses to light up a cigarette as they walk down the street out of concern for others that will have to smell their smoke.
The bottom line is that smokers started a habit that they knew would bother and annoy a lot of people, or if they are older, they have continued that disgusting habit for decades knowing full well it bothers many people, and they obviously don't care. They simply don't care if their stench is annoying to other people, otherwise they'd quit. That makes them selfish. On rare occasions when I've got the house to myself on a weekend evening, I'll crank a movie on the home theater system loud enough to have some chest-shaking explosions coming through on my subwoofer. But before I did such a thing, I walked outside my house to make sure it would not be so loud to be noticeable to my neighbors and I have since asked them if they have ever noticed my occasional loud movie (they have not). No smoker goes to this extent to make sure that their habit does not bother others.
If I like to have a glass of wine or pint of good ale or even a caffinated beverage, even if it had the same health risk as a cigarette or cigar, it's not the same thing as smoking for the very simple reason that I do not share it with anyone else (unless they want a taste). I am not forcing it upon any other person.
Quite frankly, I think that at least half the people who claim to like the smell of cigars or cigarettes are lying. I've heard several women confess that they used to smoke when going out to bars back in college because they thought it looked cool and sophisticated but they never liked the smell. I'm sure it's the same thing for a lot of guys lighting up a stogy, trying to project an image of being a powerful, successful, man's man.
We all get it, waaaaaaa I have allergies so nobody should be allowed to smoke on a golf course because I might smell it. Waaaaaaaa, I went to an outdoor concert where I knew smoking would be allowed and somebody had the nerve to light up outdoors, where its perfectly legal to do so. I don't like to be places where I know there will be a lot of smoke so guess what? I don't go.