I even considered picking up smoking
Often a response to stressful situations, people tend to start smoking.
Tyler is straight edge (doesn’t drink or do drugs), But he got asthma so picking up smoking would be a big deal for him.
He also puts more emphasis on the “in'” part in “smokin'”, showing some wordplay with “in/out” in this line and the line after it.
Sam did end up starting smoking, shown here in the Sam is Dead music video.
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