There are several ways to acquire tobacco, read up on this to get the full rundown on all of them.
From Buy Mode
The quickest and easiest way to acquire tobacco is to buy it from buy mode.
Go to buy mode, search for “cigar” and you should see both the pack of cigarettes and the cigar pack. Purchase either of those and start puff-puffing away.
From Tobacco Dispenser
A more realistic way would be to purchase it from a tobacco dispenser. Go to buy mode, search for “dispenser”. Place the tobacco dispenser down on a community lot (or any lot you want, for that matter).
Have your Sim click the dispenser and select “Purchase Tobacco”. From here you can chose to buy packs of cigarettes, cigars or vaporizers. The tobacco dispenser also features rolling papers and philly blunts for rolling joints or blunts.
From Vendor Stalls
You can also buy tobacco from certain vendor stalls. In particular the ones that sells groceries.
Click on a pack of cigarettes or cigars and select “Have a Smoke”. Your Sim will then… well.. you might’ve guessed this one. Smoke…
The first time your Sim smokes they will get an uncomfortable buff, which disables them from smoking more. Once that runs out, though, they can puff their Simmy lungs out.
If you feel like the smoking interaction lasts for too long and want to cancel it out. Click on your Sim while they are smoking and select “Stop Smoking”. This will stop them in their tracks.
To smoke from the BM-Vape, simply click on it and select “Smoke”. It needs to be re-charged with new cartridges every so often. You can find these from Tobacco Dispensers or Grocery Stalls.
Tobacco will give your Sim a happy buff that is quite short lived. If your Sim smokes more the effect will be stronger.
To assign other smokers in your game world that will smoke autonomously, click on any Sim, go to Drugs > Settings > Assign Smokers.
From here you can assign or remove smokers at will.
You may also toggle the cancer feature on or off from the settings, if you wish to pretend that the “harmful” in “harmful substances” actually means “safe”.
Overindulging is never a good thing. I am sure your Sim will smoke like a responsible adult, but if that is not the case, here are some of the side effects that might occur.
Sims who keeps on smoking a boatload of tobacco will eventually get an “Addicted to Nicotine” buff. This buff lasts for 5 days and is refreshed every time your Sim smokes more tobacco. If your Sim is not under the influence while the buff is active, he or she might get a lot of negative debuffs until he or she smokes more tobacco.
When your Sim smokes a certain amount of cigarettes, they will run the risk of getting lung cancer. When they smoke even more they will run the risk again but with a multiplied percentage chance of it being added, when they smoke even more they will run the risk again with an even higher multiplied percentage chance of it being added, and so on and so forth.
If a Sim gets lung cancer, they will feel sick and tired. The buff will not let them know what is up, but it will hint at getting checked up at a doctors office might be a good idea.
If your Sim does not get a check up, their health will be deteriorating, and in a matter of days they will get even worse. The effects of the illness will increase for each time they get sicker and includes weight loss, feeling of general discomfort, and nausea.
To get checked up by a doctor, go to the Dealing tab on your Sims phone, and select Doctors Appointment.
If your Sim in fact has cancer, they will return from the doctors office with a diagnosis, and the sickness buff will be replaced by a Lung Cancer buff, as well as the stage it is in.
You will also get a notification that you should return for chemotherapy sessions.
Whenever you get the notification that your Sim should get chemotherapy, access the Dealing tab on your Sims phone and click “Chemotherapy”. It costs 5000 Simoleons per session. Each session is available after a cooldown of a couple of days.
Once a Sim starts chemo, they have a chance for every session to reduce the cancer from spreading. The likelihood of a successful chemo session depends on the stage of cancer. Meaning, stage 1 cancer will have a higher chance of being successful than stage 2. If your Sim is at stage 3 the doctor’s will not bother to try to treat it.
After chemo has started, your Sim will become bald. This is not a gradual thing, but rather straight into baldness as it would be near impossible to take account for all different hairstyles and make that look realistic. Changing your Sims hairstyle in CAS will not remove the baldness.
Cured for Cancer
If you are lucky, and start chemo early you might get totally cured for cancer. Your Sim will get a happy buff for a few days and the normal hairstyle will return once that buff disappears.
If a Sim gets cancer, they can tell their loved ones about it. Click on the Sim you want to tell the news, go to the Friendly category and select “Tell about Cancer.” The Sim you tell it to will get a sad buff. The strength and length of the buff depends on your friendship level with the Sim. Your Sim however will get a 6 hour long happy buff as it often helps getting heavy stuff like this off ones chest.
If your Sim is so lucky as to get cured for cancer, you can tell their loved ones about becoming cancer free. This will remove the friends sad state of mind and put them in a happy mindset instead. To do so, click on the Sim you want to tell it to, go to the Friendly category and select “Tell about Surviving Cancer”.
Click on the reward store, purchase the trait from there. The trait costs 8000 Satisfaction Points. After the trait is purchased your Sim will be immune to getting lung cancer.
The trait needs to be purchased and added to the Sim prior to getting cancer.
This is for those Sims that wants to smoke in a social setting. What the trait essentially does is just reduce the chance of becoming addicted to nicotine.
You can find the reward trait in the Reward Store and it costs 500 Aspiration Points.
No Smoking Inside Lot Trait
To make sure Sims stop smoking inside, go to the Lot Trait’s tab at the lot you want to stay smoke free, and select the “No Smoking Inside” lot trait.
After the lot trait is added you’ll notice that the “Have a Cigarette” or “Have a Cigar” interactions will be greyed out when inside. You need to manually head outside to smoke up.
This also applies for autonomous NPC smoking.