Some people are mean. They aren't having a bad day or going through hard times. They are just mean. They say mean things. They talk down to you. They try to belittle you. They point fingers at everyone except themselves. They insult, lie, and manipulate to get their way. They try to make you feel bad about yourself and question yourself.
As someone who tries to do the right thing and tries to do their best, this behavior can make you angry. It can hurt your feelings. You may second guess yourself and your actions. You don't feel appreciated and you just want to scream.
This is what happened to me today. I left work feeling terrible.
So what did I do? I wrote it all down, journaling about the situation and my feeling. I called a friend and vented. Then I went for a walk.
You know what I didn't do? I didn't smoke.
Life happens and sometimes you have to deal with mean people. There are lots of ways to deal with it other than smoking. Mean people suck, but smoking sucks more.