Smoking is a power that is very easy to obtain. It does help to make someone a little bit more Awesome, but often comes with a terrible price.
Like many things that are bad for you, it is prohibited in many areas, and comes with severe warnings. That doesn't stop people from doing it, however, in an attempt to become a self-made Awesome type.
The benefits of smoking include; stress relief, impressing people, smug satisfaction, and seeming cool even if you aren't. People are right when they say that smoking won't make you cool. It actually has a warming affect. However, it will make you look cool and people will like you. So you should do it.
Negative side-effects are gross teeth, stinkiness, off-putting some (lame) people, and having to be quarantined in restaurants and airports. Also, you might die or something.But as Dick Solomon, The High Commander, once stated: "yes, but that's off the end of your life, and those years are crappy anyway."
Noted Awesome comedian George Burns smoked 10 to 15 cigars a day for 70 years, and lived to be 100. And to think, he could have lived to be a 109.
See also: Fried food
See also: Tobaccula
The only conceivable reason to quit smoking is the excessive cost due to regulation and taxation. And really, that's more of an indictment of big goverment than big tobacco.