There are a lot of "self loathing" smokers out there, people genuinely ashamed that they are chained to tobacco. When I was a smoker, I was the complete opposite of that. I loved being a smoker, celebrated it even. Walking around the Las Vegas strip, sitting at the blackjack table with a cocktail in one hand and a cigarette in the other felt classy or sophisticated to me. I just assumed that I would smoke for the rest of my life and that it would eventually kill me. You can judge me, but hear me out.