I've never smoked. Both of my folks smoked when I was growing up despite my bad asthma. My dad only quit when he was put in the hospital 10 days before he died of small-cell lung cancer. The only reason he quit is because he couldn't smoke in his room & he was too weak to walk down to the front door outside. He smoked about 3 packs by the end. He once was hospitalized after a car accident & major surgery that followed. He was on morphine for 3 days. He told me that during that time, was the only time in his life (he started when he was 10 years old!) that he didn't want a cigarette. When they took him off the morphine ALL he wanted was a cigarette!