Athletes and their smoking habits
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Smoking( Michael Robinson Chavez/Los Angeles Times )
Rob McCool, 29
Occupation: Associate producer at a commercial editing facility; lives in Hermosa Beach.
Sport: Has run several marathons and half-marathons, including the Palos Verdes Marathon, and the L.A. Marathon; triathlons include the Ironman 70.3 (in Oceanside). Training for the long course Santa Barbara Triathlon this month. Also plays beach volleyball.
Smoking history: Started smoking in college, has quit intermittently; smokes half a pack a day.