As a smoker, I LIKE smoking. It relaxes me. I full well know the dangers - all smokers do, but since women in my family die young anyway (I've already outlived my mother, grandmother & grt-grandmother on my maternal side), I'm not going to put myself through the agony, tenseness and hyperness of quitting. And no lecturing is going to change us, so let it go.
No matter what caused it, Eddie Money made some great music. With all his past demons, I'm amazed that he stayed married to the same woman all these years.
And now he needs no tickets to paradise.