Welcome to the Project Zomboid tutorial on smoking cigarettes! Smoking cigarettes in Project Zomboid can provide several benefits, including reducing stress, increasing happiness, and improving your mood. However, it is important to note that the Smoker trait will require you to smoke regularly or you will start to gain stress.
Cigarettes can be found in a variety of locations in the game world, such as garages, gas stations, and some grocery stores. It is worth noting that cigarettes are becoming increasingly rare, so keep an eye out for them when scavenging. You may also be able to find cigarettes on zombies or in abandoned cars. Cigarette packs typically contain 20 cigarettes.
If you find yourself without cigarettes, there are a few things you can do to mitigate the effects. Remember that if you have the Smoker trait, it only takes one cigarette per day to prevent your mood from deteriorating. Additionally, the Smoker trait will eventually go away entirely if you stop smoking for long enough.
In order to light a cigarette in Project Zomboid, you will need to find a lighter or matches. These items can often be found on zombies, so looting them is a good way to stock up. The best places to search for lighters and matches are in liquor stores, living rooms, offices, and prison cells. Keep in mind that not all lighters and matches are created equal, and some may be in better condition than others.
If you don’t have a lighter or matches, you may be able to light a cigarette using other sources of fire, such as a campfire or an oven. However, this is not a common occurrence and may not be possible in all situations. Additionally, lighting a cigarette from a campfire or antique oven carries several risks, such as damaging your cigarette or lighter, attracting unwanted attention from zombies, starting a fire, or wasting valuable time.
There are also several mods available that can improve your smoking experience in Project Zomboid.
The AutoSmoke + smoking improvements mod adds automatic smoking for characters that are not already smokers, as well as allowing you to light a cigarette from a campfire.
The More Cigarettes mod changes the way cigarettes work in the game, making them more plentiful and allowing you to craft them from tobacco.
The I Don’t Need A Lighter mod allows you to light a cigarette from a car lighter or a kitchen stove.
We hope this tutorial has been helpful in understanding the benefits and risks of smoking cigarettes in Project Zomboid. Happy smoking!