I've been trying to quit, but it's been REALLY hard. I think it is because I've used smoking as a crutch in social gatherings for way too long. I started in college because it gave me an excuse to escape the chaos of parties. It turned the tables of social interaction in more of my favor where I would be outside smoking with 1-4 others, where striking up a conversation was a lot easier than inside a party of 50+ with the music blaring. I also met a lot more people around campus because of cigarettes in between classes, and now at the bar since they passed the smoking ban. For me, it's time to throw away the crutch and learn to walk on my own again.
I know smoking goes against a lot of traditional ISTJ ideals (including my own 5-6 years ago), but does anyone else here smoke or know of an ISTJ who smokes? I'm curious to see if anyone else started for the same reasons I did and if they managed to quit.