I'm an ex-smoker too...I quit when pregnant but picked it back up during troubled times and had to go cold turkey...I also went to a hypnotise after quitting to stop me going back. On the odd occasion that I have a puff while drinking the hypnotise told me I would feel it's disgusting and want to wash my mouth out...and that's exactly how it is. I'll straight away have to rinse and wash.
I have seen around the electronic cigarette...think it weans you off it gradually by programming a time to quit...it tells you when you can have a cigarette everyday and the times get further and further apart.
It's just having someone new in the bed and you are still getting to know each other and not completely comfortable with one another...takes time and practice makes perfect...eventually you will feel too comfortable and the excitement wears off and your cute little snore will piss him off lulz
If there were two offers in place then the agent should have said to both parties put your best offer on the table...(best price) the vendors will then chose who they will negotiate with and can only negotiate with one buyer at a time. It wouldn't necessarily have been because he wanted a building inspection, this clause as well as pest inspection is the norm in Australia.
I would suspect that the others had a better offer on the cards with less clauses and therefore they were the first pick to start negotiations with.
I would advise NEVER to drop your building and pest inspection clauses for any home you buy. This is a protection for you as a buyer and an out clause should things not come up to scratch...White ants are everywhere and very expensive to get rid of and you can't see them or know they are eating away at your home until it's too late!
Something else will come along, it's a buyers market still, so allow him a week and then keep looking. Best time to buy imo.