I was five when I was first exposed to what smoking was. As I've seen on TV where suave men and femme fatales casually put thin paper rolls between their lips, inhaling and exhaling ghosts of their cigarettes.
There's also the fascination with Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's looking all sassy and classy with her cigarette holder. And I've also had my share of cigarette breaks in college feeling like the late vocalist of Nirvana. Those days are long gone but my fascination with cigarettes was never snuffed out. They always seem to add a certain edge to a character. I also find illustrations a tad more interesting when there's somebody smoking in it.
There is no need for a cigarette tattoo for model Ash Stymest when he makes cigarettes and tattoos look so damn good.