I post this question because I have a friend who smokes in his ground blind all the time, as does his dad and uncles, and they all get deer every year. Now I would think the smell would keep deer away, but he says that he has had to put out his cigarette multiple times to grab his gun and shoot. The deer are all relatively close when he shoots them, the blind that the family hunts out of is in a heavily dense area, so most shots are within 30yds. They have ash trays in the blind! I would think that the smell would keep deer far away. Does anyone else smoke when they hunt and still have success? Or know anyone that does? Thanks Wanna kill these ads? We can help!