At 22, I moved to Bermuda and really didn't witness much smoking at all (plenty of drinking though, they don't call it 65,000 alcoholics clinging to a rock for nothing) so when I returned to the U.K. again the smoking level seemed pretty low and most of the clients I came across who did smoke were in the process of quitting. However, I then moved to Amsterdam six months later and was shocked to see the level of smoking in the city (I'm talking cigarettes not other legal substances you can smoke in the Netherlands). There are still so many young people here who think smoking is trendy and you can tell many of them are doing it to fit in. Amsterdam is a very sociable city and it's common to go for a drink with friends or colleagues in the evenings. Most people just step outside onto the street to smoke. So if you are walking home through the canals, like me most days, you are often subjected to inhaling clouds of smoke on the way.