Well, no one can convince you to quit if you don't want to. But, from my experience with smokers, it's like walking with cement shoes. With all the bans on smoking, they really can't go anywhere. And, with how expensive it is, they can't afford to do anything either. It's a sad day when cigarettes are a uncompromising part of the budget but food is not. It's your right to do whatever you want with your health, but just be aware that it's going to weigh you down every day. If the joy you get from it outweighs that, then keep smoking. If not, then make a change.