Some may object to me talking again about the 'old days' but here goes.
The late, great John Husar wrote a column once where he wondered why so many outdoorsmen smoke. He said it didn't make sense to go thru all sorts of stuff trying to be stealthy (camo, scent blockers, etc.) & then light up in your tree stand. This was back in the day when just about everybody smoked.
I think he was an ex-smoker & gave up when his hepatitis was 1st diagnosed (it's what finally killed him).
I admit to enjoying a cigar once in a while while I'm sitting by a campfire or trying to hook something but it's pretty clear if you really make a habit of it it will eventually f you up.
Regardless, Taft is an excellent TV weatherman. Ms. Scott is pretty good too although much easier to look at. Must be really difficult going thru life looking like that.
Keep calm and fish on...
There's a fine line between fishing and just sitting there looking stupid