2 years ago this very minute my wife went to run errands, so I took the opportunity to go out to the garage to smoke. I was about 4 days into a pretty bad cold, and as hard as I might try, I could not inhale even the smallest drag off my cigarette without going into a major coughing fit. But by God, I kept trying. I went through 4 cigarettes because they would burn down before I could take another drag. After 44 years, I finally realized how pathetic I had become. I crumbled the rest of my pack, dowsed them with water, and haven't looked back since.