I have to admit, when I first heard the MPAA would give an 'R' rating to a movie they felt glorified smoking, I was annoyed. What's next? NC-17 for French kissing?
But Craig Mazin over at The Artful Writer has a really compelling argument for why it's a good idea. Take a look.
And don't forget to check out the comments. There are a lot of them, covering the full spectrum of viewpoints.