As for the cigarettes, I have my reasons for those, but to those who feel otherwise, they come off as a justification, but just for the sake of it a few studies:
(Cigarettes stimulate the thyroid)
Effects of smoking on thyroid function
(Smoking reduces serotonin)
Smoking-associated changes in the ... [Psychopharmacology (Berl). 1990] - PubMed - NCBI
(Tobacco upregulates youth hormones and reduces the decline with age)
Relation of age and smoking to serum levels of total testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate in aged men - Mizushima - 2006 - Geriatrics & Gerontology International - Wiley Online Library
and various other things. I feel like cigarettes have gotten a very unfair and biased treatment from big phrama, but it's difficult to explain this to other people who believe strongly another way. especially if they may have had a family member suffer from something related to smoking, or seemingly. I appreciate your concern, I won't be stupid, I feel that after a while I will have a tolerance built up against tobacco and the effects won't be as pronounced anymore, so I'll taper off them after that. Either way, I believe a deficiency in b vitamins and possibly the iron in certain supermarket cigs contribute to a large portion of the problem.
And, smoking is undeniably cool.