Originally Posted by Nani
There's no benefit at all to smoking and he knows that
If there were *no* benefit, he wouldn't be doing it. He's receiving benefit, and that benefit apparently outweighs the negatives for him.
Most smokers I've know who've quit have expressed a LOT of anger right after they stop smoking; smoking somehow suppressed that anger, pushed it inward.
I've also had a shaman recommend smoking tobacco as a way of grounding yourself if you do high-energy work. Not mindlessly smoking, but conscientiously choosing to smoke a bit, to help get grounded.