Let me start off with I love how people pass judgement on smokers. Even though I yelled at my Nana for smoking I never passed judgement. That's for the simple fact you don't know why they do it. Like my nana a doctor prescribed it for her stress. Hard to believe right? Not really she was 18 and that was the 60s. They prescribed it back then they didn't know the lasting effects. Me I've been technically smoking since 16 or so. I did it off and on for about 2 years. I started when I was living with her and I wanted to try it. So I swiped some of hers and my great grandmas since they couldn't. They're smoking out them in oxygen and they had to quit. My uncle and I smoked the rest of the carton they had. I tried to hide it but Nana was smart she knew. When they passed I quit and just started up today. Why you ask? A lots going on and smoking takes me back to hiding in the basement with a lot cigarette. Its the closest thing I have to comfort. I didn't realize the ease it gave me. It wasn't even the cigarette it was the memories. Smoking is a horrible habit yes I know this. We all do so its no use saying that, we know the risks. Hell I just told you what I saw happen to my grandmothers. My breathing has been bad a long time anyway. Might as well know what causes it you know? It's expensive yes that's why I try to control how much I smoke. That way they last me longer its common sense. Smokers make their own choices. I don't think it's the best stress reliever but whatever works.