I don't think enough people take hobbies seriously especially today's kids. And no, Xbox & Playstation does not equal "a hobby"
Well it was a lot of money wasted, that's for sure, on smoking. And time too, how much time did you spend doing nothing but smoking?
All that time and money, put it to good use! Don't feel guilty about getting a new radio controlled helicopter or wood-turning lathe, those things aren't gonna kill you... well maybe if you're particularly cack-handeded
Time especially, don't waste it all doing more work or hehe... "spending more time with the family" save some for yourself, you deserve it!