a would they assess their situation and realize there were more important considerations to survival than nicotine?
b after a month, would they realize that they had survived without nicotine?
and after 2 years
a if a rescue party did show up, how many would ask for a cigarette as their first request?
I would hope the majority would have taken a backwards look and appreciate being free of the need to feed their old addiction and not choose it.
What if you were one of the survivors? Would you choose to go back to smoking after two years?