In (very weak) defense of my vice:
cigarettes are my vice – my only defense is when you are all having wine with dinner or scotch or sake…i dont get to.
so i have a smoke. sometimes two-
i love smoking but hate what it is.
weak defense . terrible and ugly(maker) habit.
nowadays smoking is like picking your nose in public-
sneaking outside a restaurant/bar for a smoke you are hard pressed to find a light , let alone a smoking buddy.
first pack of smokes i bought? A very planned deliquent act…stood outside Macs' Milk..specifically waiting for someone who looked like they were buying smokes..then followed them in…and nervously memorized her order…..
then waited a safe(?) few minutes and went and asked for them,
as nonchalantly as an 13 yr old buying
"benson and hedges delux ultra light 100's"
how about that for the beginning of my smoking career/karma….
Difficult, embarrasing, hard and terrible aftertaste.
and it still is.