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21st May '16 5:09:42 PM erforce
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* The ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' smoke in the first film. It's not necessarily ''[[SmokingIsCool cool]]'', but it does help ground the heroes as working-class stiffs.

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* The ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' Ghostbusters smoke in the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} their first film.film]]. It's not necessarily ''[[SmokingIsCool cool]]'', but it does help ground the heroes as working-class stiffs.
15th May '16 10:52:17 AM nombretomado
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*** {{Wolverine}} used to smoke cigars, but eventually gave up the habit, specifically directly after losing his adamantium to {{Magneto}}'s cruelty; his healing power got extremely taxed during that incident, which may have something to do with it (in-universe, at least). Paraphrasing:

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*** {{Wolverine}} used to smoke cigars, but eventually gave up the habit, specifically directly after losing his adamantium to {{Magneto}}'s ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'s cruelty; his healing power got extremely taxed during that incident, which may have something to do with it (in-universe, at least). Paraphrasing:
11th May '16 1:38:40 PM erforce
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* Sarah Connor has quit smoking by time of ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles''. Prone to lighting up in T2, one episode shows her in a bar proving the habit well and truly kicked. Just as well for her, too, since one of the things she missed while time-travelling was California's smoking ban.

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* Sarah Connor has quit smoking by time of ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles''.''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''. Prone to lighting up in T2, one episode shows her in a bar proving the habit well and truly kicked. Just as well for her, too, since one of the things she missed while time-travelling was California's smoking ban.
4th May '16 10:35:35 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* We haven't seen her smoke it yet, but ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'''s [[HotWitch Beatrice]] habitually carries a long, old-fashioned pipe, similar to a cigarette holder, using it as a MagicWand.

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* We haven't seen her smoke it yet, but ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'''s ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'''s [[HotWitch Beatrice]] habitually carries a long, old-fashioned pipe, similar to a cigarette holder, using it as a MagicWand.
11th Apr '16 5:49:42 PM Adept
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** FrostyTheSnowman, according to TheOtherWiki.

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** FrostyTheSnowman, ''WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman'', according to TheOtherWiki.
5th Apr '16 1:23:15 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/{{Oldboy}}'', when the protagonist smokes his first cigarette after 15 years of imprisonment (during which he [[TookALevelInBadass has become quite the badass]]), he [[ThisMeansWar takes it away from a gang member's mouth]].

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* In ''Film/{{Oldboy}}'', ''Film/{{Oldboy 2003}}'', when the protagonist smokes his first cigarette after 15 years of imprisonment (during which he [[TookALevelInBadass has become quite the badass]]), he [[ThisMeansWar takes it away from a gang member's mouth]].
19th Mar '16 8:31:14 AM Eievie
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** The exception is East Asian women, if they're not Westernized enough to smoke cigarettes; while not being Westernized obviously often goes along with poverty and/or isolation, there is also a certain tendency in Asia for the wealthy, especially [[MRSDegree wealthy women]], to stick to traditional dress and habits. Western customs were partly adopted [[BoringButPractical as a business expedient]], after all, and the alternative therefore has gained connotations of luxury and leisure.

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** The exception is East Asian women, if they're not Westernized enough to smoke cigarettes; while not being Westernized obviously often goes along with poverty and/or isolation, there is also a certain tendency in Asia for the wealthy, especially [[MRSDegree wealthy--especially wealthy women]], to ''[[MRSDegree women]]''--to stick to traditional dress and habits. Western customs were partly adopted [[BoringButPractical as a business expedient]], after all, and the alternative therefore has gained connotations of luxury and leisure.
19th Mar '16 8:29:31 AM Eievie
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It is almost never portrayed as '[[SmokingIsCool cool]]' in 21st century media, and even the {{Badass}} seems to be quitting the habit. In children's cartoons, it's perfectly acceptable for a villain to smoke, especially if they [[SecondFaceSmoke blow it in somebody's face]], but the hero thinks it's a disgusting habit, or they may be trying to quit. Alternatively, a heavy smoker may be shown as extremely affected by the smoke to show how bad it is.

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It is almost never portrayed as '[[SmokingIsCool cool]]' [[SmokingIsCool "cool"]] in 21st century media, and even the {{Badass}} seems to be quitting the habit. In children's cartoons, it's perfectly acceptable for a villain to smoke, especially if they [[SecondFaceSmoke blow it in somebody's face]], but the hero thinks it's a disgusting habit, or they may be trying to quit. Alternatively, a heavy smoker may be shown as extremely affected by the smoke to show how bad it is.



* The smoker is under extreme amounts of stress (usually associated with nervous pacing; think "[[PanickyExpectantFather father in a maternity ward]]").

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* The smoker is under extreme amounts of stress (usually associated with nervous pacing; think "[[PanickyExpectantFather father [[PanickyExpectantFather "father in a maternity ward]]").ward"]]).



* The smoker is celebrating; cigars are associated with 'special occasions' because they are expensive.

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* The smoker is celebrating; cigars are associated with 'special occasions' "special occasions" because they are expensive.



* A cigarette holder, especially the long ones, is an Evil Smoking indicator, usually reserved for evil bitches [[RichBitch of]] [[ManipulativeBastard all]] [[MagnificentBastard kinds]]. However, as symbols of class and elegance, a female using a cigarette holder could be either Good or Evil, depending on the time the work was made.
* ''Male'' users of cigarette holders are always Evil unless they're ThePinkPanther, Creator/HunterSThompson, or UsefulNotes/{{F|ranklinDRoosevelt}}DR (or an {{Expy}} thereof), who is allowed to use the holder by means of the GrandfatherClause.[[note]] (FDR himself once explained to a child that he used a cigarette holder because "I promised my doctor that I would stay as far away as possible from a cigarette.")[[/note]]

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* A cigarette holder, especially the long ones, is an Evil Smoking indicator, usually reserved for evil bitches [[RichBitch of]] evil bitches]] [[ManipulativeBastard of all]] [[MagnificentBastard kinds]]. However, as symbols of class and elegance, a female using a cigarette holder could be either Good or Evil, depending on the time the work was made.
* ''Male'' users of cigarette holders are always Evil unless they're ThePinkPanther, Creator/HunterSThompson, or UsefulNotes/{{F|ranklinDRoosevelt}}DR (or an {{Expy}} thereof), who is allowed to use the holder by means of the GrandfatherClause.[[note]] (FDR himself once explained to a child that he used a cigarette holder because because, "I promised my doctor that I would stay as far away as possible from a cigarette.")[[/note]]



* The character is TheStoner, and smoking is a part of their character. Of course in a lot of films with Stoners, TheStoner gets killed so smoking is very, very bad for you indeed...

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* The character is TheStoner, and smoking is a part of their character. Of course in a lot of films with Stoners, TheStoner gets killed so smoking is very, very bad for you indeed...indeed…
14th Mar '16 2:22:29 PM Prfnoff
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-->'''Stone''': Nasty habit.

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-->'''Stone''': Nasty habit.\\
14th Mar '16 2:22:11 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Theatre/CityOfAngels'', when FemmeFatale Alaura Kingsley takes a drag on Stone's cigarette after making him an offer he can't refuse:
-->'''Stone''': Nasty habit.
'''Alaura''': Only kind to have. ''(She returns the cigarette to his lips)''
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