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29th Apr '17 9:16:27 AM CaptainTedium
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* ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}:'' [[http://www.shortpacked.com/2010/comic/book-12/03-minorities-report/sesamestreet/ Ethan's mom got him to stop playing]] with ''Series/SesameStreet'' toys by getting him hooked onto Franchise/Transformers.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}:'' [[http://www.shortpacked.com/2010/comic/book-12/03-minorities-report/sesamestreet/ Ethan's mom got him to stop playing]] with ''Series/SesameStreet'' toys by getting him hooked onto Franchise/Transformers.Franchise/{{Transformers}}.
29th Apr '17 9:16:03 AM CaptainTedium
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* ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}:'' [[http://www.shortpacked.com/2010/comic/book-12/03-minorities-report/sesamestreet/ How Ethan's mom got him to stop playing]] with ''Series/SesameStreet'' toys.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}:'' [[http://www.shortpacked.com/2010/comic/book-12/03-minorities-report/sesamestreet/ How Ethan's mom got him to stop playing]] with ''Series/SesameStreet'' toys.toys by getting him hooked onto Franchise/Transformers.
6th Apr '17 6:39:47 AM Troperinik
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* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', where Mr. Cat says he gave up on carrots (considered in universe to be a GRatedDrug) and developed an addiction to torturing [[NighInvulnerable Quack Quack]] instead.
18th Feb '17 8:40:46 PM megajake
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* Played with in ''Film/UncleBuck'' where the titular Buck Russell explains how he quit smoking cigarettes: he switched to cigars. The next three steps of his plan involve pipes, chewing tobacco and nicotine gum.
14th Feb '17 2:10:06 PM MrBadAxe
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** An unintended side effect of smoking cessation campaigns is that people are eating when they would otherwise be smoking, leading to a rise in obesity, making one particular cigarette ad from the [=1920s=] telling women to reach for a cigarette instead of candy a FunnyAneurysmMoment. [[spoiler:Many snack food companies also sell cigarettes.]]

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** An unintended side effect of smoking cessation campaigns is that people are eating when they would otherwise be smoking, leading to a rise in obesity, making one particular cigarette ad from the [=1920s=] telling women to reach for a cigarette instead of candy a FunnyAneurysmMoment. [[spoiler:Many Doesn't help that many snack food companies also sell cigarettes.]]cigarettes (for example, RJ Reynolds (Camel, Pall Mall, Newport) was merged with Nabisco (Chips Ahoy, Oreo, Triscuit, Ritz) from 1985 until 1999.)
13th Feb '17 10:05:32 AM Divra
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* In the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' novels, Dr. Maturin develops a powerful addiction to the (opium-based) tincture of laudanum. After successfully kicking the habit, he finds a perfectly healthy substitute, one he knows to be non-addictive... the coca leaves chewed by the natives of Peru[[note]]The joke is obvious, but counterintuitively, he's probably just fine. The raw coca leaf is ''vastly'' less potent than refined cocaine and really isn't considered addictive[[/note]].

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* In the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' novels, Dr. Maturin develops a powerful addiction to the (opium-based) tincture of laudanum. After successfully kicking the habit, he finds a perfectly healthy substitute, one he knows to be non-addictive... the coca leaves chewed by the natives of Peru[[note]]The joke is obvious, but counterintuitively, he's probably just fine. The raw coca leaf is ''vastly'' less potent than refined cocaine and really isn't is generally considered addictive[[/note]].to be less addictive than coffee.[[/note]].
** After his coca leaves run out, Maturin takes to smoking cigars with increasing frequency instead.
23rd Jan '17 3:44:57 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In ''Film/FlickeringLights'', the small-time gangster, Peter, has a serious drug addiction which repeatedly brings the other four members of his gang into trouble. Eventually the gang-leader, Thorkild, gets fed up with his unstable behavior and has him incarcerated inside a defunct walk-in freezer to force him to GoingColdTurkey. Afterwards, Peter does find a displacement for his drug addiction, namely by picking up [[TheAlcoholic a low-key alcohol addiction]], but even this turn out to be ''an actual improvement'' and he becomes a much more stable and helpful member of the group afterwards.
13th Dec '16 2:46:52 PM Bissek
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* Saito Hajime was [[HistoricalDomainCharacter historically]] a heavy drinker, and the version of him who shows up in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' is a chain smoker instead, explaining that if he drinks, he becomes AxCrazy.

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* Saito Hajime was [[HistoricalDomainCharacter historically]] a heavy drinker, drinker[[note]]Eventually dying from an ulcer caused by excessive drink[[/note]], and the version of him who shows up in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' is a chain smoker instead, explaining that if he drinks, he becomes AxCrazy.
6th Dec '16 11:59:39 AM MCanter89
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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Clerks}}'' Someone comes into the store to accuse the clerks of being "Death-Merchants" for serving people with cigarettes. He tries to convince every smoker to quitting smoking and start buying Chewlie's gum instead. He is then revealed to be a Chewlie's representative, merely out to sell more gum. Everyone gets kicked out of the store, and one smoker buys a pack of cigarettes before leaving.
* ''Film/{{Constantine}}''. Throughout the movie the title character has been chain smoking cigarettes despite being diagnosed with lung cancer. At the end of the movie his cancer is cured and he's shown popping a stick of gum into his mouth to show that he's quitting smoking. What's particularly ironic about this is that, in [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} the comics]], he intentionally tricks Hell into curing his cancer. This is done in such a way that they must make sure he doesn't die for a very long while at least. So he goes right back to chain smoking as soon as his lung cancer's gone, swearing at the devil(s) as he does so.
* In ''Film/LethalWeapon3'', Riggs is trying to quit smoking. Whenever he wants a cigarette, Murtagh gives him a dog biscuit to chew instead. At the end of the film Riggs starts smoking again, claiming to do it to displace his dog biscuit addiction.

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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Clerks}}'' ''Film/{{Clerks}}''. Someone comes into the store to accuse the clerks of being "Death-Merchants" for serving people with cigarettes. He tries to convince every smoker to quitting smoking and start buying Chewlie's gum instead. He is then revealed to be a Chewlie's representative, merely out to sell more gum. Everyone gets kicked out of the store, and one smoker buys a pack of cigarettes before leaving.
* ''Film/{{Constantine}}''. ''Film/{{Constantine}}'': Throughout the movie movie, the title character has been chain smoking cigarettes despite being having been diagnosed with lung cancer. At the end of the movie his movie, [[spoiler:his cancer is cured and he's shown popping a stick of gum into his mouth to show that he's quitting smoking. What's particularly ironic about this is that, in [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} the comics]], he intentionally tricks Hell into curing his cancer. This is done in such a way that they must make sure he doesn't die for a very long while at least. So he goes right back to chain smoking as soon as his lung cancer's gone, swearing at the devil(s) as he does so.
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* In ''Film/LethalWeapon3'', Riggs is trying to quit smoking. Whenever he wants a cigarette, Murtagh gives him a dog biscuit to chew instead. At the end of the film film, Riggs starts smoking again, claiming to do it to displace his dog biscuit addiction.



* In the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' novels, Dr. Maturin develops a powerful addiction to the (opium-based) tincture of laudanum. After successfully kicking the habit, he finds a perfectly healthy substitute, one he knows to be non-addictive...the coca leaves chewed by the natives of Peru[[note]]The joke is obvious, but counter-intuitively, he's probably just fine. The raw coca leaf is ''vastly'' less potent than refined cocaine, and really isn't considered addictive[[/note]].

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* In the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' novels, Dr. Maturin develops a powerful addiction to the (opium-based) tincture of laudanum. After successfully kicking the habit, he finds a perfectly healthy substitute, one he knows to be non-addictive... the coca leaves chewed by the natives of Peru[[note]]The joke is obvious, but counter-intuitively, counterintuitively, he's probably just fine. The raw coca leaf is ''vastly'' less potent than refined cocaine, cocaine and really isn't considered addictive[[/note]].



* The title character of ''Series/{{Kojak}}'' had the trademark of sucking on a lollipop or Tootsie pop. Although often recalled as his way of quitting smoking, this isn't correct as he continued to smoke throughout the series, but cut back his intake using the lollipops. Who loves ya, baby?

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* The title character of ''Series/{{Kojak}}'' had the trademark of sucking on a lollipop or Tootsie pop. Although often recalled as his way of quitting smoking, this isn't correct correct, as he continued to smoke throughout the series, but cut back his intake using the lollipops. Who loves ya, baby?



* In ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4| A Promise Unforgotten}}'', [[VegetarianVampire Valvatorez]] has replaced his need for human blood with sardines. While it doesn't provide any of the benefits of drinking human blood (he's gone through a rather massive {{Depower}} since he's stopped), he's at least not dealing with [[WarmBloodbagsAreEverywhere the warm bloodbags issue]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4| A 4|A Promise Unforgotten}}'', [[VegetarianVampire Valvatorez]] has replaced his need for human blood with sardines. While it doesn't provide any of the benefits of drinking human blood (he's gone through a rather massive {{Depower}} since he's stopped), he's at least not dealing with [[WarmBloodbagsAreEverywhere the warm bloodbags issue]].



*** Creator/JKRowling was experiencing stress in the middle of writing ''Literature/HarryPotter'' while on chewing gum, and ended up smoking again on top of her gum. Thankfully she managed to wean off ''those'' addictions later...onto ''VideoGame/{{Minesweeper}}''.
*** Creator/JohnGreen switched from cigarettes to nicotine gum in his twenties, and was ecstatic that he could get his nicotine fix without worrying about cancer. By the time he decided to quit nicotine altogether, he was chewing the equivalent of four packs of cigarettes a day.
** An unintended side effect of smoking cessation campaigns is that people are eating when they would otherwise be smoking, leading to a rise in obesity, making one particular cigarette ad from the [=1920s=] telling women to reach for a cigarette instead of candy a FunnyAneurysmMoment. [[spoiler:Many snack food companies also sell cigarettes]].

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*** Creator/JKRowling was experiencing stress in the middle of writing ''Literature/HarryPotter'' while on chewing gum, and ended up smoking again on top of her gum. Thankfully Thankfully, she managed to wean off ''those'' addictions later...later... onto ''VideoGame/{{Minesweeper}}''.
*** Creator/JohnGreen switched from cigarettes to nicotine gum in his twenties, twenties and was ecstatic that he could get his nicotine fix without worrying about cancer. By the time he decided to quit nicotine altogether, he was chewing the equivalent of four packs of cigarettes a day.
** An unintended side effect of smoking cessation campaigns is that people are eating when they would otherwise be smoking, leading to a rise in obesity, making one particular cigarette ad from the [=1920s=] telling women to reach for a cigarette instead of candy a FunnyAneurysmMoment. [[spoiler:Many snack food companies also sell cigarettes]].cigarettes.]]



** If you go to a NA or AA meeting or something like that, expect a lot of the people to be smokers, which can be hell if you decide to kick ''that'' habit. (Though many of them were smokers ''before'' they tried to quit their other addiction, at which point it doesn't really fit the trope.) Also expect to see [[MustHaveCaffeine lots and lots of coffee, or diet sodas]].

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** If you go to a NA or AA meeting or something like that, expect a lot of the people to be smokers, which can be hell if you decide to kick ''that'' habit. (Though habit (though many of them were smokers ''before'' they tried to quit their other addiction, at which point it doesn't really fit the trope.) ). Also expect to see [[MustHaveCaffeine lots and lots of coffee, or diet sodas]].



** Hard-Core gamers will often move from one extremely immersive gaming experience to another, especially with the MMORPG genre. Most noticeable when a number of people managed to kick their habit for ''Everquest''.... by getting addicted to ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' instead.
* Other: A common behavior exhibited by people who are trying to quit smoking - or are forced to spend time in places where smoking is forbidden - often substitute the oral aspects of the habit by sucking on pens, eyeglass stems, toothpicks, etc.

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** Hard-Core gamers will often move from one extremely immersive gaming experience to another, especially with the MMORPG genre. Most noticeable when a number of people managed to kick their habit for ''Everquest''....''Everquest''... by getting addicted to ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' instead.
* Other: A common behavior exhibited by people who are trying to quit smoking - or smoking--or are forced to spend time in places where smoking is forbidden - often forbidden--often substitute the oral aspects of the habit by sucking on pens, eyeglass stems, toothpicks, etc.
5th Nov '16 8:49:42 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' a scientist invents a pill that can cure addiction to any substance, and which turns out to be [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/2009-08-23 itself addictive.]]
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