I grew up 5 blocks from the ocean. I would spend 10 hours a day bodysurfing on the South side of the pier. I used to love the smell of a cigarette wafting on the breeze. My head would lift up everytime I smelled it to see har far away it was. I most likely still would except there is no smoking on the beach. I don't feel that liking that smell is a betrayal of or a risk to my quit. I liked the smell 11 years before I began smoking and it had no bearing on my starting smoking.
We will all have memories connected to smoking, so what? We don't do that anymore.
Quality Of Life
Quitting smoking is about quality of life. It's about not having your entire life ruled by smoking. People who are still smoking won't understand.
Live it the best you can!