Someone said :
Most people have a bit of cop on and make sure not to suffocate a random stranger in public[...]
Not puffing their smoke in our faces do not make them "not selfish", just less obviously so.
My point is not that most smokers are "selfish smokers". It is that they are more often than not "selfish people". In general. Which can be extended to most addicts.
Both addiction (especially socially acceptable ones) and deeply seeded selfishness have a keystone in common: immediate ratification.
I opine that smokers tend to be more selfish people in everyday life. (And having a generous aunt who chain smoked is not "evidence" that 100% of smokers are in fact generous!)
I have not positively infer that it is the case. I just share my unsubstantiated feeling that it is. Which goes a long way to explain that I find it very hard to trust a smoker in general.
Maybe this thread should have been called "can you trust a smoker"? I feel they are less trustworthy than a politician, or worse, a hair-dresser.