smoking in paintings or no smoking?

I am about to do two more paintings in the series of Stinky and Smokey but was worried that they won’t be sellable because Smokey is a smoker! Now I wouldn’t normally worry about political correctness and it is my intent for Smokey to be a smoker. I am not glorifying smoking by any means, I am kinda saying Smokey being a smoker is a bit smelly like stinky- so there, now I have insulted all the smokers. I was a smoker and my husband is a smoker and I really don’t have that much problem with anyone smoking that’s up to them. I just came up with the idea and would like to keep Smokey smoking in all of the paintings. It never occured to me that there would be a problem until a friend suggested I leave the cigarettes out because people won’t want to buy a painting with a smoker in it. Then my husband showed me an article in the Manly Daily -Undertow page 11 on Friday April 24. This article was about Manly Council digitally removing a cigarette from a man’s mouth in a painting that appeared on their website because of their anti smoking policy. This makes me want Smokey to smoke even more. I am wondering what all the other artists out there think. To smoke or to not smoke this is the question

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