Re: bringing people together ?
I did the same thing as my campus restricted smoking to "Designated Smoking Areas". I always told newcomers that their pocketchange was all they needed to jump in the rotation. After awhile, I would be handed around 10-15 dollars a session from my regulars. It was always the same crew in the hut next to my dorm, so they would call everybody when they saw me coming out with my Sahara.
Have fun. It won't last. (I now smoke in my apartment by myself because I don't know anybody where I live except my coworkers. ...And I'm not inviting them over.)