Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
Many of the most successful people I know smoke every single day. Some guys smoke when they work because they say is keeps them "focused", other do it to chill the **** out after a long day.
It's pure fallacy that it makes you a complete couch potato that doesn't give a shit about life.
I think most of the perception stems from the fact that it IS illegal. Since that's the case, people who are trying to get ahead in life keep it covert, while those who are more of the "burn out" types don't care and, thus, are more visible.
As it becomes more commonly accepted, I think the perception will slowly change.