I think its really hard to be a smoker and not to mention the health thing but the finances because cigarettes are not cheap. When I was young I used to buy cigar for "lolo" my beloved grandpa. Cigars then were cheap, though today there are cigars for less but still... things before are still cheaper than today.
I am still thankful that I never learn to do such things because if I did... I don't know what life would be now!