Smoking around electronics is not a good idea. Tobacco smoke leaves a sooty, sticky residue on everything it touches. In addition to being nasty and possibly harmful to PCBs, stickiness attracts dust, which holds in heat, which kills electronics.
Ding ding ding we have a winnarrr!!!!
Truth to tell, I have worked on several home PC's owned by people who smoke. I always make it a point to show the smoker what the insides of their PC look like and then point out that their lungs look a whole lot worse then mine! :LOL:
Basicly the inside of thier machine looks like the outside of someone who has been tared and feathered with oil and sawdust. Interesting little features caused the eddys in the airflow growing and other sticky, goey, spots, and of course the smell is HORRENDOUS. Take a wiff of someone's ashtray from their car that has NEVER been cleaned in the last 5 years. Now muliply that by two beacuse of the heat from the processor.
And of course they wonder why the processor commited suicide.
Main machine: Core I7 -2600K @ 4.0Ghz / 16 gig ram / Radeon RX 580 8gb / 500gb toshiba ssd / 5tb hd
Old machine: Core 2 quad Q6600 @ 3ghz / 8 gig ram / Radeon 7870 / 240 gb PNY ssd / 1tb HD