The smell thing doesn't always apply. people at work are surprised to know I was a 10-15 a day smoker.My grandfather was the most anti-smoking "ex-smoker" there ever was. He'd carry on like a pork chop if anyone lit up around him. The thing is, he never ever really gave up smoking and used to smoke in secret so I'm guessing it was the cravings kicking in that drove him to the edge!
Anyhoo, I used his behavior as a role model and vowed never to be one of those guys that did it for years then preach to those still doing it after quitting. Easy enough to do, especially in this day and age of $$$ smoke prices. I just look at someone with a fag in their mouth and think to myself "what an idiot" which is more me chewing out myself for smoking for all those years then any reflection on the smoker themselves. One point that all smokers trying to stay off the wagon should consider though is how much a smoker stinks to a non-smoker. I'm almost embarrassed I used to smell like that!
I don't smoke in the car, I dont smoke anywhere other than my balcony before and after work and i don't smoke around non smokers (which is almost everyone). so no one notices.
Back in the now inimaginable day when you could smoke at your desk, there was a guy smoked all day on the phone. Horrible if you had to answer it. It was orange brown and the stink!
We actually have come quite a long way.