continued "I never tried to quit smoking. I've come out of oxygen tents for cigarettes. I tried to cut back a little once, because I got clotted arteries in my legs, and I've had a terrible time walking. One day I got down to four cigarettes, then I said, 'Forget it. I can't stop.' That was three years ago. I was getting such cramps in my legs from poor circulation. When I finally quit, almost a year ago, it was the easiest thing. I just bought a lot of peanuts. And I ate peanuts! It was totally oral. I think there's serotonin in cigarettes. Same thing that Prozac has, and people get hooked on that for sure."
I wondered how Lucas felt about today's fashion models. "I guess it helps a lot if you look like you're on drugs! The dark circles under your eyes and all that.
"Models were not big cheeses in my day. I did all my own makeup. I'd go to the hairdresser at my own expense. Still, for a day's shoot, which would be maybe up to 20 shots, they'd pay me $250. That was more than I made in a month nursing."