If a cigarette company offered to sponsor you, would you take it? If no, is there a dollar amount where you would say yes?
Never having been sponsored before I would be excited to have that opportunity. However, cigarettes are one of those vices that I've never tried and don't like at all. The health impact on people is huge plus they smell like smoke afterwards, which is equally disliked.
This question makes me think of Lance Armstrong and his advertisements for light beer. Isn't the message that he's sending is you can still be an excellent athlete and drink like me? Drink this beer and you'll be an awesome athlete. It's a conflict between good and evil and sends the wrong message.
Initially I would say no but money is a driver for behavior. Would I say yes if offered 500K? A million? Since my days of possibly being an elite are gone (well they never actually existed), I've never had a sponsor and probably won't ever get to a level to be sponsored, I'll be righteous and JUST SAY NO. I would pass up being sponsored by a cigarette company to be a positive influence for my nieces and nephews sake and all their friends.