I was an ex smoker for many years, then started up again about 12 years ago. I have been thinking about the things I miss from those smoke free days. I used to use my car as a mere vehicle to get me from one place to the next - not as a moving ash tray or a way to have "one or two" before going anywhere. I used to confidently hug other people without ever having the thought that I might smell bad and they might notice. I used to be unafraid of long car trips or plane trips with friends and family (non-smokers all of them!). Wow. It is amazing how this ugly habit infiltrates into so many life choices! What other kinds of decisions do others make based on the ability or inability to smoke?