Does anyone know any reasonably healthy, non-neurotic fellows in their late 40s who smoke? A significant percentage of party people (i.e., druggies and boozers) tend to smoke in their teens, 20s and 30s, but most of them realize they have to step off that train by age 40 if not sooner. Ben Affleck is 47, and days away from his 48th. I don’t know if he’s a regular smoker or if he’s just chipping, but giving in to a nicotine urge is just a step or two removed from drinking again. For years I was a Cannes Film Festival smoker, but that doesn’t count. U.S. residents can steal guilty cigs in Europe or Asia but no smoking on home ground — that’s the rule.