I tried telling her what she was doing, bought books, printed out materials for her to read.
I just could not sit and watch her do this to herself.
When people get older, their life circumstances change and often they find themselves alone while those around them - their family and friends - are busy with their everyday lives.
They are living in tough times, which is why they need to find companionship by meeting new people around them.
If only just a friend, I would be concerned, let alone someone who is in love with her. A typical smoker will die ~15 years earlier than normal?