This is a good page for a serious smoker to read if you ignore the rude and immature antismoking comments.
A smoker who decides buying cigs is more important than buying shoes for his/her kids is the type of smoker who is poor at budgeting money. It has nothing to do with showing how the smoker is more addicted to nic.
A smoker has to learn to make some sacrifices in order to keep affording cigs. Like buying less junk food in stores or cutting down on booze. And looking for a place with cheap cig prices is a nice plus.