I smoked for a while. I got into it because my then girlfriend smoked. I kinda liked it and I managed to look cool as fuck while doing it, so I kept it up for a while. The relationship ended and I kept on smoking while also drinking a lot and eating shitty, greasy food. I got chubby and my physical condition started going downhill pretty fast.
At one point I noticed that running up a flight of stairs rendered me out of breath and I felt uncomfortable taking my shirt off at the beach. I then said fuck it and quit. That was a little over a year ago. I've been working out a lot. But it took me over a year before I got back to where I once was. Now I do around 7 miles on the cross-trainer and do a bunch of pull-ups, sit ups, push ups etc. I do that at the gym 3-4 times a week. I feel great and I'm starting to look ripped. Much better than smoking.
Sometimes I kinda want to again, but I don't. I know it will hook me right back in. It's just too good and easy.
I'm all proud of myself right now because I didn't have a smoke last night even though I was drunk and upset.
I don't have a problem not smoking sober. But soon as my tongue gets a bit numb from tequila, I crave that shit.
I think you just need to find something to stick in your mouth when your drinking?