Take a deep breath ...
â€¢In the opening story, Some Great Project, the narrator's stepbrother, who runs a bar in Benidorm, smokes six cigarettes simultaneously in memory of six soldier comrades from the Falklands war.
â€¢ In Things Seem So Far Away, Here, chainsmoking Linda lights up in front of her straight-laced sister-in-law: "The look she shot at the cigarette was pure poison. Linda ignored it."
â€¢ Feeling alienated at a stag party in Las Vegas, "David picked up a spare packet of cigarettes and lit one. He'd not smoked in 13 years."
â€¢ In The Brooklyn of Lou Lou In The Blue Bottle, "everything was fine until O'Neil decided to give up smoking. It was a snap decision, taken after he'd watched a television programme about an old man who'd had to have his leg amputated because of the cigarettes".
â€¢ "She means everything to me," Ben says of his artist girlfriend in Real Work.
"I honestly can't bear the thought of being without her."
"That's the way I used to feel about cigarettes," Emma said, laughing.
"Now I can't stand the sight of them."