To start with, I went to a few bars yesterday. NOT a good environment if you are trying to cut down, as I am, in preparation for a quit. I did not drink very much, but handled my standing around alone by smoking cigarettes. Hmm, I guess as long as I am trying to quit and during the period after I quit, I will need to avoid bars. I have heard it said that alcohol relaxes your inhibitions, and leads you to smoke.
So now I've got to get back on the wagon of my only smoking a pack a day, previous to my quitting on December 1st. I already know I will want to spend that day in bed mostly.