There was a recent article in The Atlantic called, “The Cigarette of the Century” where it brings up an interesting point.
What are we supposed to do with our hands now?
With cigarettes banned nearly everyplace human beings are known to gather we need something to fill the void of awkwardness that is left. We reach to our pockets for our cell phones when we become weak and bored with reality. This is leading us to being more disconnected with the people around us. Instead, embrace the awkwardness! Interact with strangers and make new friends.
Use it as an ice breaker conversations, too. haha.