I THINK IT IS A NASTY HABIT. IT AFFECTS EVERYONE AROUND YOU. IT CAN BE LIFE THREATENING AND LEAD TO DEATH. WHICH IN TURN HURTS YOUR Marafiki AND FAMILY. NOT ONLY THAT BUT wewe PUT YOUR Marafiki AT RISK FOR CONTRACTING CANCER. IF YOU'RE GOING TO SMOKE AT LEAST DON'T GET PICTURED DOING IT.
Obviously it's not the best habit to have but it is up to her and as far as her being a role model well there are a bunch of other watu mashuhuri that have that same bad habit...it's up to parents to educate their kids about this stuff not the people they see on TV.