I'm sorry to say this, but I think smoking is the most horrible, disgusting habit in existence.
And I'm not saying that in a judgmental way, that I am a better person than you because you smoke. And that you're going to die earlier and drive up health care costs for everyone. Let's put all that aside.
I hate cigarettes because of the smell.
When you smoke a cigarette, even if you go outside, even if you spritz yourself after, you stink. And then if you are in an enclosed room with me, like because you're my patient or I have to deal with you in some other way, I can't breathe. The smoke clinging to your clothes interferes with the oxygen I'm trying to breathe in. And if I have a cold (which I almost always do), then nothing brings on a coughing fit like being in a small room with someone who was just smoking.
And obviously, actual smoke is a million times worse. Prior to current laws, I've had meals completely ruined because someone was blowing smoke on me the whole time. Also, there are the times when someone's been smoking right outside my car, and somehow when I get in the car, it smells like cigarettes.
If you're a smoker and you're offended by this, I'm sorry. But you should know that everyone around you thinks that you stink.