One of mine smoked for 23 years . The others not. He was a three pack a day smoker . He quit when he was 44 years old . He is now 76 . When I asked if he ever thinks of smoking , his reply was never ....when I quit smoking he said I quit thinking about smoking .
He said he started by smoking cigars and my mom (a social smoker even back then ) which by the way I never knew asked him to change to pipe because it smelled better . After that , he started smoking cigarettes. Three packs a day he said and often had two going at the same time ! He quit with toothpicks and peppermints . Best thing h says he's ever done .
Did your siblings smoke ?