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26th May '17 5:26:40 AM justanid
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26th May '17 5:26:14 AM justanid
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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.
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