Who comes up with this stuff?

Most of the smokers I interact with on a daily basis do not reek of smoke nor are they any less able to fit into ‘the non-smoking’ world. Smokers are so ostracized now that those that still smoke often make the effort to fit in by ensuring that they smell minimally of smoke.

They are considerate of whom they smoke around and have no trouble getting dates. Not to mention there is a minority of people that find smoking to be attractive.

These are all external reasons to quit smoking and in the long run motivation to quit has to come from within. You have to really want to stop or you’ll come back to it in spite of health factors or external reasons such as these.