Joe Pug told this story onstage at the fall Strawberry Music Festival, about a conversation he had not long ago with Steve Earle. Seems Joe was strolling around backstage with an unlit cigarette tucked behind his ear.
Steve (pointing at cigarette): You better quit those things if you want to last 20 or 30 years in this business.
Joe: I know I should, but I just love it so much.
Steve: Yeah, I felt the same way about heroin.