For starters they are both addicting, and they both are targeted to Teenage kids, because Teenagers are addicted to Texting and are Addicted to smoking. It is a big business for phone companies to charge extreme amounts of money for a single text. Teenagers don't even are aware how much they are texting. So now just like the cigarette companies we are going to have a movement against the phone companies for over charging. Telecommunications should not be so extremely expensive because it is so cheap for them to transmit messages across air waves, through the network. They aren't unhealthy but then again you can get cramps in your hands, and it takes up alot of your life to continue to Text. I for one used to do it alot when i was younger and today i use facebook and twitter but they don't cost anything, except for my internet bill.
So For Parents out there please stand up for what you believe is fair. These companies are ripping families off, The economy is bad enough as it is, But we have these phone companies raising they're rates because it is a huge profit for them.
Cigarettes are life threatening, so that is the only difference they have.
I hope you take this very seriously and stand up and fight for what is right.