From a health point of view, the terminal decline of cigarette smoking has to be a good thing. However, we may have lost something in the process that was also good for our health. Smoking was an opportunity to take a break. It was also conducive to starting conversations and making friends and promoted sharing and receiving. I do not think we have come up with a replacement for the social, ritualistic aspects of smoking and this may be having a negative effect on social interaction between people. In my opinion, the sooner all countries legalise cannabis the better as it would certainly fill the gap.