Well for me they were just additional vices that complemented my gambling, s**, & food addictions. I knew that I'd never see 30, so I figured what the heck. Besides there's nothing more fun than taking the doors off of your helo, a stogie in 1 hand & a kamikaze in the other & flying pipeline patrol
I am old enough to make the decisions. I do not smoke. Never have, never will. I rarely drink to excess - if that is what you are asking. I normally drink to have a good food-beverage pairing. A nice strong red wine with a tender steak is a wonderful sensation - so rich and decadent.