I used to smoke. Cycling had nothing to do with me stopping – I quit cold turkey years ago. One of the nice things about cycling is that the people you ride with don’t smoke, either. At a post-ride gabfest at the coffee shop, no one lights up.
Which makes it something of a shock to see a cyclist with a cigarette. Back at the MS150 last year, I was taking it easy in the team tent at the finish, when one of the members of my team produced a cigarette and started to smoke. A woman, also on the team, bummed one from him. So now we had two cyclists dragging away – in team kit. And our team was sponsored by a hospital(!).
So how about you? Are you a reformed smoker? Or do you still indulge? Do you avoid cyclists who smoke, and separate yourself from smoking riders?