Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. -Archimedes
A stick on the ground is just a piece of wood. But if you pick it up it instantly becomes something else: A tool.
A tool is something you use to make things happen. You tie a string on the end and put a hook in it and you can fish and feed yourself and your family. Put a sharp edge on one end and you have a spear to hunt. You can twirl it, throw it and bend it, whatever you heart desires. You decide what you want the tool to do.
Mankind has used tools to create works of art: Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa with a paintbrush (a stick with a brush at the end), write plays: Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet with a pen (a stick that he dipped in ink), to move objects or build skyscrappers. A tool allows you to do so many wonderful things fast and efficiently.
Think of a problem and there is always a tool for that.
If you want to fix a problem choose the right tool and you will get the job done. You nail a nail with a hammer not a shovel. And you dig a hole with a shovel and not a pen. Pick the right stick for your job.
If you want to quit smoking I suggest you find your stick to help you do it. Your stick could take the form of a pill (Chantix or Zyban), a nicotine patch, a blog or a book.