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15th Jul '17 10:38:23 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/KurtVonnegut, despite being a writer, had all the badassness you need: BadassMoustache, Badass luck (he lived through the bombing of Dresden, one of the largest bomb raids during [[WorldWarII WWII]]) and smoked unfiltered Pall Malls all his adult life. What he said about his smoking habit? "It's a classy way to commit suicide". Irony in that he died of brain injury from the fall in his own apartment at the age of 84.

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* Creator/KurtVonnegut, despite being a writer, had all the badassness you need: BadassMoustache, Badass luck (he lived through the bombing of Dresden, one of the largest bomb raids during [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WWII]]) and smoked unfiltered Pall Malls all his adult life. What he said about his smoking habit? "It's a classy way to commit suicide". Irony in that he died of brain injury from the fall in his own apartment at the age of 84.
9th Jul '17 3:52:35 PM MarkLungo
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* ''Anime/Acca13TerritoryInspectionDept'': Main character Jean Otus is known as "Jean the Cigarette Peddler", and smoking is considered his trademark. Played with in that tobacco is very rare in this setting, and it does make him stand out. And when he does offer them to other characters, several - notably Chief Officer Lilium - refuse.

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* ''Anime/Acca13TerritoryInspectionDept'': ''Manga/Acca13TerritoryInspectionDept'': Main character Jean Otus is known as "Jean the Cigarette Peddler", and smoking is considered his trademark. Played with in that tobacco is very rare in this setting, and it does make him stand out. And when he does offer them to other characters, several - notably Chief Officer Lilium - refuse.
13th Jun '17 7:32:30 AM Piterpicher
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*** As a [[ConsolationPrize parting gift]] on at least one episode of ''ToTellTheTruth'', a threesome of boys (who tried to stump the panel about who was the real heroic Boy Scout) were given a Winston cigarettes gift package ("for their fathers"), while the other contestants were given the same gift package. This was on an episode sponsored by Winston.

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*** As a [[ConsolationPrize parting gift]] on at least one episode of ''ToTellTheTruth'', ''Series/ToTellTheTruth'', a threesome of boys (who tried to stump the panel about who was the real heroic Boy Scout) were given a Winston cigarettes gift package ("for their fathers"), while the other contestants were given the same gift package. This was on an episode sponsored by Winston.
10th Jun '17 8:06:56 PM merotoker
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** Also averts it in Part 2 with the [[spoiler: death of Caesar]]. Lisa Lisa pulls out her cigarette and tries to look cool and calm...until she's told that it's in her mouth upside down, [[spoiler: showing that she was just trying to cover up how close she was to breaking down into tears.]]

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** Also averts it in Part 2 with the [[spoiler: death of Caesar]]. Lisa Lisa pulls out her cigarette and tries to look cool and calm...until she's told that it's in her mouth upside down, [[spoiler: showing that she was just trying to cover up how close she was to breaking down into tears.]]tears]].



** Notably {{Averted}}, [[JustifiedTrope and with good reasons]], with the new important characters in ''WesternAnimation/LupinIIITheItalianAdventure'': Rebecca Rossellini is from UsefulNotes/SanMarino, Nix is British and Robson is either British or American and between that and them spending most of their time in Italy they would have [[SmokingIsNotCool the typical European attitude toward smoking]], while [[spoiler:Leonardo Da Vinci]] doesn't smoke because [[spoiler:his mind is from before tobacco even came to Europe]].

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** Notably {{Averted}}, {{averted|Trope}}, [[JustifiedTrope and with good reasons]], with the new important characters in ''WesternAnimation/LupinIIITheItalianAdventure'': Rebecca Rossellini is from UsefulNotes/SanMarino, Nix is British and Robson is either British or American and between that and them spending most of their time in Italy they would have [[SmokingIsNotCool the typical European attitude toward smoking]], while [[spoiler:Leonardo Da Vinci]] doesn't smoke because [[spoiler:his mind is from before tobacco even came to Europe]].



** [[MagnificentBastard Crocodile]] is almost always seen smoking a cigar, [[spoiler: he's even seen smoking one after escaping from his cell in Impel Down, after all his possessions were taken away. Makes you wonder where he hid them.]]

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** [[MagnificentBastard Crocodile]] is almost always seen smoking a cigar, [[spoiler: he's even seen smoking one after escaping from his cell in Impel Down, after all his possessions were taken away. Makes you wonder where he hid them.]]them]].



** Most recently, we have [[spoiler:Donquixote Rocinante/Corazon]], who smokes cigarettes. [[PlayedForLaughs Unfortunately for him]], he is extremely clumsy, to the point that it's become a RunningGag for him to accidentally light ''himself'' on fire while trying to light his cigarette.

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** Most recently, we have [[spoiler:Donquixote Rocinante/Corazon]], who Rocinante/Corazon]] smokes cigarettes. [[PlayedForLaughs Unfortunately for him]], he is extremely clumsy, to the point that it's become a RunningGag for him to accidentally light ''himself'' on fire while trying to light his cigarette.



* Nicholas D. Wolfwood from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}''.
** Who in the manga is no older than eighteen and more probably about sixteen, despite his looks. But as with many examples on this page, he knew he was never going to live long enough to worry about lung cancer.
* Lucia from ''Manga/VenusVersusVirus'' smokes, though only once in the anime. She's a badass [[ElegantGothicLolita gothic]] lolita, [[YoungerThanTheyLook fifteen]] year old girl [[{{Gunslinger}} wielding a gun]] at ''all'' times, has one golden [[GlowingEyesofDoom glowing]] eye and has quite the [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship friendship]] with her best [[HoYay friend]]. And she '''{{smok|ingIsCool}}es'''! Bonus points!

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* Nicholas D. Wolfwood from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}''.
**
''Manga/{{Trigun}}''. Who in the manga is no older than eighteen and more probably about sixteen, despite his looks. But as with many examples on this page, he knew he was never going to live long enough to worry about lung cancer.
* Lucia from ''Manga/VenusVersusVirus'' smokes, though only once in the anime. She's a badass [[ElegantGothicLolita gothic]] lolita, [[YoungerThanTheyLook fifteen]] year old girl [[{{Gunslinger}} wielding a gun]] at ''all'' times, has one golden [[GlowingEyesofDoom glowing]] eye and has quite the [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship friendship]] with her best [[HoYay friend]]. And she '''{{smok|ingIsCool}}es'''! '''smokes'''! Bonus points!



* Can't forget Shizuru Kuwabara from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. She even puts her cigarette out on an apparition's tongue to shut him up.

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* Can't forget Shizuru Kuwabara from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. She even puts her cigarette out on an apparition's tongue to shut him up.''Manga/YuYuHakusho''



** Shizuru Kuwabara even puts her cigarette out on an apparition's tongue to shut him up.



* Yuuko Ichihara from ''Manga/XxxHOLiC'' loves relaxing with a bottle of sake and her pipe [[spoiler: and when Watanuki resolves to take over the store until she returns, he dons her robe and takes up her pipe.]]

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* Yuuko Ichihara from ''Manga/XxxHOLiC'' loves relaxing with a bottle of sake and her pipe [[spoiler: and when Watanuki resolves to take over the store until she returns, he dons her robe and takes up her pipe.]]pipe]].



* [[Manga/DGrayMan Tyki Mikk]] is constantly smoking.

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* [[Manga/DGrayMan ''Manga/DGrayMan'': Tyki Mikk]] Mikk is constantly smoking.



* Also subverted in Manga/DeadmanWonderland with Senji; he's definitely one of the most badass characters in the series, but he claims that cigarettes are "the nails of coffins".

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* Also subverted in Manga/DeadmanWonderland ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' with Senji; he's definitely one of the most badass characters in the series, but he claims that cigarettes are "the nails of coffins".



* Stylized smoking is especially prominent in ''Anime/AfroSamurai'', in which characters' rolled cigarettes can conjure ''fountains'' of smoke. Between [[RevengeBeforeReason Afro]] and [[TheGunslinger Justice]], enough smoke is blown out of their noses over the five-episode first season to smother a small town and then some. And it [[{{RuleOfCool}} looks]] ''badass''.

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* Stylized smoking is especially prominent in ''Anime/AfroSamurai'', in which characters' rolled cigarettes can conjure ''fountains'' of smoke. Between [[RevengeBeforeReason Afro]] and [[TheGunslinger Justice]], enough smoke is blown out of their noses over the five-episode first season to smother a small town and then some. And it [[{{RuleOfCool}} [[RuleOfCool looks]] ''badass''.



** In ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'', Benjamin Grimm, the working-class morose BigGuy, likes his cigars, while Reed Richards, the upper-class academic SmartGuy, likes his pipe - or at least ''used to'', back when they started.
** However, JoeQuesada imposed a NoSmoking policy when he became editor-in-chief.

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** In ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'', Benjamin Grimm, the working-class morose BigGuy, [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]], likes his cigars, while Reed Richards, the upper-class academic SmartGuy, [[TheSmartGuy Smart Guy]], likes his pipe - or at least ''used to'', back when they started.
** However, JoeQuesada Creator/JoeQuesada imposed a NoSmoking policy when he became editor-in-chief.



* Miss Misery of Out In The Cold smokes constantly; she is literally never seen without a cigarette. When she walks into a government building puffing away and a security guard tries to stop her, she says, "It's okay, I have a medical condition." This turns out to be, more or less, true: [[spoiler: her villain power is that the more evilly she behaves, the more she flourishes and the better she looks.]]

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* Miss Misery of Out In The Cold smokes constantly; she is literally never seen without a cigarette. When she walks into a government building puffing away and a security guard tries to stop her, she says, "It's okay, I have a medical condition." This turns out to be, more or less, true: [[spoiler: her villain power is that the more evilly she behaves, the more she flourishes and the better she looks.]]looks]].



* The slang expression "don't bogart that joint" comes from the fact that Creator/HumphreyBogart frequently had a lit cigarette in hand during his various starring roles, but is often too preoccupied with dialogue and plot to actually take a drag. In one of his most famous films, ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'', Bogart and his co-stars purposefully smoked excessively -- partly to make their characters seem more tense and badass, and partly as a TakeThat to studio head Jack Warner and his [[NoSmoking new mandate that characters smoke less onscreen]]. The prank was PeterLorre's idea. Unfortunately, Bogart died fairly young in 1957 due to smoking.

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* The slang expression "don't bogart that joint" comes from the fact that Creator/HumphreyBogart frequently had a lit cigarette in hand during his various starring roles, but is often too preoccupied with dialogue and plot to actually take a drag. In one of his most famous films, ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'', Bogart and his co-stars purposefully smoked excessively -- partly to make their characters seem more tense and badass, and partly as a TakeThat to studio head Jack Warner and his [[NoSmoking new mandate that characters smoke less onscreen]]. The prank was PeterLorre's Creator/PeterLorre's idea. Unfortunately, Bogart died fairly young in 1957 due to smoking.



* BetteDavis: Especially the famous dual smoking scene in ''Film/NowVoyager''.

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* BetteDavis: Creator/BetteDavis: Especially the famous dual smoking scene in ''Film/NowVoyager''.



* In ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'', Keyzer Soze sports a cool gold lighter. Using a cigarette to light some gasoline is one of the few things we see him do before the end. [[spoiler:While in his loser Verbal persona, he cannot operate a lighter. When he transforms back into the cool crimelord, he deftly flicks the lighter open and strikes a pose lighting up as the real Kobayashi arrives to spirit him away]].

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* In ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'', Keyzer Soze sports a cool gold lighter. Using a cigarette to light some gasoline is one of the few things we see him do before the end. [[spoiler:While in his loser Verbal persona, he cannot operate a lighter. When he transforms back into the cool crimelord, he deftly flicks the lighter open and strikes a pose lighting up as the real Kobayashi arrives to spirit him away]].away.]]



* In ''Bollywood/RaOne'', this trope is discussed (the hero's young son thinks it's cool), lampshaded when his father tells him he's just gotten that idea from the wrong sort of movies, and then parodied when the RidiculouslyHumanRobot tries it...unsuccessfully. The scene ends with the kid concluding that SmokingIsNotCool.

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* In ''Bollywood/RaOne'', this trope is discussed (the hero's young son thinks it's cool), lampshaded when his father tells him he's just gotten that idea from the wrong sort of movies, and then parodied when the RidiculouslyHumanRobot {{Ridiculously Human Robot|s}} tries it...unsuccessfully. The scene ends with the kid concluding that SmokingIsNotCool.



* Used as a plot point in ''Film/ThankYouForSmoking''; the tobacco lobby group sends a tobacco lobbyist (Nick Naylor) to push for a Hollywood megaproducer to make films that to bring this trope and SmokingIsGlamorous back. As the producer says, "Mr. Naylor's here to see if we can't get cigarettes into the hands of someone other than the usual RAVS (Russians, Arabs, and Villains)." They paint the image of BradPitt and CatherineZetaJones having sex in zero gravity in the far future with Brad blowing smoke rings over Catherine's naked body as the cosmos flies by.

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* Used as a plot point in ''Film/ThankYouForSmoking''; the tobacco lobby group sends a tobacco lobbyist (Nick Naylor) to push for a Hollywood megaproducer to make films that to bring this trope and SmokingIsGlamorous back. As the producer says, "Mr. Naylor's here to see if we can't get cigarettes into the hands of someone other than the usual RAVS (Russians, Arabs, and Villains)." They paint the image of BradPitt Creator/BradPitt and CatherineZetaJones Creator/CatherineZetaJones having sex in zero gravity in the far future with Brad blowing smoke rings over Catherine's naked body as the cosmos flies by.



* A.J. Literature/{{Raffles}}, who was intended partly as an EvilCounterpart of Holmes, smoked Sullivan cigarettes, to the point where [[spoiler: when returning to London after being lost and presumed dead, he didn't dare smoke that brand, since it was so heavily identified with him.]]

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* A.J. Literature/{{Raffles}}, who was intended partly as an EvilCounterpart of Holmes, smoked Sullivan cigarettes, to the point where [[spoiler: when returning to London after being lost and presumed dead, he didn't dare smoke that brand, since it was so heavily identified with him.]]him]].



* In ''TheLordOfTheRings'' most of the members of the Fellowship smoke. In Middle-earth, smoking was invented by the Shire-Hobbits, and subsequently adopted by the people of Bree-land, and the Dwarves, and at least some of the Rangers of the North (including Aragorn); no other cultures have adopted it, and most places it is unknown. For the hobbits, it's one of their domestic comforts. Gandalf displays his magical nature by blowing special smoke rings. In the first film, Aragorn is introduced as a bad ass through his smoking, posed in the shadows with the light of the pipe illuminating his eyes. As part of Tolkien's LiteraryAgentHypothesis, he felt obliged to include an entire appendix explaining the history of smoking in his artificial pre-Literature/{{Beowulf}} myth cycle.

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* In ''TheLordOfTheRings'' ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' most of the members of the Fellowship smoke. In Middle-earth, smoking was invented by the Shire-Hobbits, and subsequently adopted by the people of Bree-land, and the Dwarves, and at least some of the Rangers of the North (including Aragorn); no other cultures have adopted it, and most places it is unknown. For the hobbits, it's one of their domestic comforts. Gandalf displays his magical nature by blowing special smoke rings. In the first film, Aragorn is introduced as a bad ass through his smoking, posed in the shadows with the light of the pipe illuminating his eyes. As part of Tolkien's LiteraryAgentHypothesis, he felt obliged to include an entire appendix explaining the history of smoking in his artificial pre-Literature/{{Beowulf}} myth cycle.



* Ilia Volyova of Alastair Reynold's ''[[Literature/RevelationSpaceSeries Revelation Space]]'' series. It seems to be a habit for the fun of it, but also because it keeps her going in a twisted environment.

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* Ilia Volyova of Alastair Reynold's ''[[Literature/RevelationSpaceSeries Revelation Space]]'' ''Literature/{{Revelation Space|Series}}'' series. It seems to be a habit for the fun of it, but also because it keeps her going in a twisted environment.



''{{Literature/Everworld}}'': In order to cement Everworld's very different cultural history, a Viking rolls himself a cigar when attacking an Aztec town.

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* ''{{Literature/Everworld}}'': In order to cement Everworld's very different cultural history, a Viking rolls himself a cigar when attacking an Aztec town.



*** When he reappears on Series/{{Angel}} Creator/JamesMarsters wanted to covey to fans that smoking is not cool, thus Spike gave up the habit.

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*** When he reappears on Series/{{Angel}} ''Series/{{Angel}}'' Creator/JamesMarsters wanted to covey to fans that smoking is not cool, thus Spike gave up the habit.



* Both Starbucks, in both versions of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'', have been seen smoking cigars; The [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 modern version]] of Baltar was smoking a cheroot during his introduction, and Doc Cottle is almost never seen without a cigarette on the go. Yet it was Laura Roslin who got cancer; go figure.

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* Both Starbucks, in both versions of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'', have been seen smoking cigars; The the [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 modern version]] of Baltar was smoking a cheroot during his introduction, and Doc Cottle is almost never seen without a cigarette on the go. Yet it was Laura Roslin who got cancer; go figure.



* ''Series/BigBangTheory'': Amy says "I recently trained a capuchin monkey to smoke cigarettes... He looks much cooler than the non-smoking monkeys. Although it's not much of a contest. The other monkeys just sit around and masturbate."

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* ''Series/BigBangTheory'': ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': Amy says "I recently trained a capuchin monkey to smoke cigarettes... He looks much cooler than the non-smoking monkeys. Although it's not much of a contest. The other monkeys just sit around and masturbate."



* Believe it or not, this trope actually appeared in PowerRangers. Well...sort of. Obviously the writers were never going to get away with having a ranger actually light up, so instead, they had the Black RPM Ranger suck on a lollipop. It's...more badass than it sounds, really.

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* Believe it or not, this trope actually appeared in PowerRangers.''Franchise/PowerRangers''. Well...sort of. Obviously the writers were never going to get away with having a ranger actually light up, so instead, they had the Black RPM Ranger suck on a lollipop. It's...more badass than it sounds, really.



* PlayedWith once on ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' where the performers are told to look cool while doing something uncool. Colin steps out, mimes smoking a cigarette...and picks his nose.

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* PlayedWith [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] once on ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' where the performers are told to look cool while doing something uncool. Colin steps out, mimes smoking a cigarette...and picks his nose.



* Numerous album covers of virtually any genre -- far too many to be reasonably listed -- had the artists, actors, models, etc., with lighted cigarettes in hand or nearby ... implying they they smoked.

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* Numerous album covers of virtually any genre -- far too many to be reasonably listed -- had the artists, actors, models, etc., with lighted cigarettes in hand or nearby ... implying they they smoked.



* During their run in the WWE, Wrestling/RonSimmons and Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield were "The APA," more often seen in comedy skits smoking cigars and playing poker, rather than beating down bad guys.
** This was prior to Layfield's transition into his "evil millionaire" gimmick as "JBL," which reflected his real-life financial trading career. Layfield continued his cigar-chomping ways during his JBL run.

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* During their run in the WWE, Wrestling/RonSimmons and Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield were "The APA," more often seen in comedy skits smoking cigars and playing poker, rather than beating down bad guys.
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guys. This was prior to Layfield's transition into his "evil millionaire" gimmick as "JBL," which reflected his real-life financial trading career. Layfield continued his cigar-chomping ways during his JBL run.



* Zig-Zagged by ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG''. There are a number of badass characters who smoke, including Jim "Spy" Covalent and Clint Wayne, thus playing this trope straight. However, the trope is [[DefiedTrope defied]] by a strict "no smoking" policy in Dino Attack Headquarters, and because a cigarette burned her home to the ground when she was only a child, [[SubvertedTrope Smoking is]] ''[[SubvertedTrope not]]'' [[SubvertedTrope Cool]] in Amanda's eyes.

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* Zig-Zagged by ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG''. There are a number of badass characters who smoke, including Jim "Spy" Covalent and Clint Wayne, thus playing this trope straight. However, the trope is [[DefiedTrope defied]] {{defied|Trope}} by a strict "no smoking" policy in Dino Attack Headquarters, and because a cigarette burned her home to the ground when she was only a child, [[SubvertedTrope Smoking is]] ''[[SubvertedTrope not]]'' [[SubvertedTrope Cool]] in Amanda's eyes.



** By ''[=MGS4=]'' it's being used very clearly to show how much of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold Snake is and how little he cares about living; and, for the first time, he acts like an addict, getting moody when he can't smoke. And yet, by the end of his final mission... he [[spoiler: quits smoking. He even says "those things can kill you". He now wants to live as much of his life as he can.]]

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** By ''[=MGS4=]'' it's being used very clearly to show how much of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold Snake is and how little he cares about living; and, for the first time, he acts like an addict, getting moody when he can't smoke. And yet, by the end of his final mission... he [[spoiler: quits smoking. He even says "those things can kill you". He now wants to live as much of his life as he can.]]can]].



** There's two ''Metal Gear'' games in which he doesn't smoke, both non-canon. One is ''VideoGame/SnakesRevenge'', an initial attempt to make a Western-aimed sequel to ''Metal Gear'' for the NES that preceded the other sequels (where Snake was characterized as heavy smoker). The other is ''VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel'', where he instead [[{{Bowdlerization}} starts the game with a 'Fogger']], described by the Item box as a "Device that lights up and emits smoke".
** Almost every unique character who joins MSF in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' smokes, or otherwise uses tobacco products. Even [[ChildSoldier Chico]] would have smoked if Snake hadn't taken the cigar away from him (he only gave it to the kid because he didn't have a lighter, anyway). Ironically, ther eis no usable cigarette option ingame.
** Venom Snake in "VideoGame/MetalGearSolidV" smokes an E-cigar, which dispenses vapours of wormwood to him. The hallucinatory effect advances time, handy for letting you do infiltrations of bases at night after scouting it out during the day.

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** There's two ''Metal Gear'' games in which he doesn't smoke, both non-canon. One is ''VideoGame/SnakesRevenge'', an initial attempt to make a Western-aimed sequel to ''Metal Gear'' for the NES that preceded the other sequels (where Snake was characterized as heavy smoker). The other is ''VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel'', where he instead [[{{Bowdlerization}} [[{{Bowdlerise}} starts the game with a 'Fogger']], described by the Item box as a "Device that lights up and emits smoke".
** Almost every unique character who joins MSF in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' smokes, or otherwise uses tobacco products. Even [[ChildSoldier Chico]] {{Chi|ldSoldiers}}co would have smoked if Snake hadn't taken the cigar away from him (he only gave it to the kid because he didn't have a lighter, anyway). Ironically, ther eis there is no usable cigarette option ingame.
** Venom Snake in "VideoGame/MetalGearSolidV" ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidV'' smokes an E-cigar, which dispenses vapours of wormwood to him. The hallucinatory effect advances time, handy for letting you do infiltrations of bases at night after scouting it out during the day.



* Sasha Nein from ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' goes as far using his finely tuned psychic abilities to [[MundaneUtility light his cigarette]] in his introduction.
** As for Tim Shafer games: [[VideoGame/BrutalLegend Eddie Riggs]] deserves mentioning, even though he doesn't seem to get to smoke any of the cigarettes he lights...

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Sasha Nein from ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' goes as far using his finely tuned psychic abilities to [[MundaneUtility light his cigarette]] in his introduction.
** As for Tim Shafer games: [[VideoGame/BrutalLegend ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'': Eddie Riggs]] Riggs deserves mentioning, even though he doesn't seem to get to smoke any of the cigarettes he lights...



* VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}: Patricia 'Peacock' Watson. She smokes cigars an awful lot for a 13 year old (though to be fair she is completely mad). She's a huge homage to the Golden Age of Animation (see the Western Animation tab further down) who operates completely on CartoonPhysics and the RuleOfCool. Like Discworld Death (see Litetature), she blows smoke out of her empty eye sockets in her victory pose, complete with a BondOneLiner.

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* VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}: ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'': Patricia 'Peacock' Watson. She smokes cigars an awful lot for a 13 year old (though to be fair she is completely mad). She's a huge homage to the Golden Age of Animation (see the Western Animation tab further down) who operates completely on CartoonPhysics and the RuleOfCool. Like Discworld Death (see Litetature), Literature), she blows smoke out of her empty eye sockets in her victory pose, complete with a BondOneLiner.



* VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends: As a part if his spaghetti western design motif, Malcolm Graves The Outlaw smokes cigars. And is most definitely RatedMForManly
* VideoGame/EnterTheGungeon has a pack of cigarettes as an active item that increases the player's coolness stat, while decreasing their health.

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* VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends: ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'': As a part if his spaghetti western design motif, Malcolm Graves The Outlaw smokes cigars. And is most definitely RatedMForManly
* VideoGame/EnterTheGungeon ''VideoGame/EnterTheGungeon'' has a pack of cigarettes as an active item that increases the player's coolness stat, while decreasing their health.



* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron'' with Nick, who is first shown sucking a lollipop in a fashion reminiscent of smoking a cigarette.

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' with Nick, who is first shown sucking a lollipop in a fashion reminiscent of smoking a cigarette.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has TONS of smoking in it. Homer has often been seen smoking a cigar or pipe trying to be "cool", Marge used to smoke when she was a teen (she only bought one pack), Bart wants to smoke when he grows up, and Lisa once got addicted to inhaling secondhand smoke so she could concentrate more on her ballet lessons. Aunts Patty and Selma simply can't LIVE without their Laramie Cigarettes (although they're about as ''far'' from cool as you can get), Krusty the Clown often smokes when he's not on screen (unless a skit on his show calls for it), Bart's teacher Mrs. Krabappel smokes when not teaching... in fact, practically half or two-thirds of the cast on the show smokes!
** Parodying ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' cigarette commercials from its early years, the ''Simpsons'' episode "Three Men and a Comic Book" features, as part of a back story, Radioactive Man (a superhero comic book character) advertising Laramie Cigarettes; in that parody's acknowledgement that the commercials helped entice children to smoke, Radioactive Man's sidekick, Fallout Boy, wonders if he, too, can smoke ("Not 'til you're 15!"). Another episode has ''[[WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow Itchy and Scratchy]]'' (the cat-and-mouse duo who are a takeoff of WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry) advertising Laramie cigarettes, with Itchy suffering from smoker's hack throughout the commercial.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has TONS of smoking in it. Homer has often been seen smoking a cigar or pipe trying to be "cool", Marge used to smoke when she was a teen (she only bought one pack), Bart wants to smoke when he grows up, and Lisa once got addicted to inhaling secondhand smoke so she could concentrate more on her ballet lessons. Aunts Patty and Selma simply can't LIVE without their Laramie Cigarettes (although they're about as ''far'' from cool as you can get), Krusty the Clown often smokes when he's not on screen (unless a skit on his show calls for it), Bart's teacher Mrs. Krabappel smokes when not teaching... in fact, practically half or two-thirds of the cast on the show smokes!
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Parodying ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' cigarette commercials from its early years, the ''Simpsons'' episode "Three Men and a Comic Book" features, as part of a back story, Radioactive Man (a superhero comic book character) advertising Laramie Cigarettes; in that parody's acknowledgement that the commercials helped entice children to smoke, Radioactive Man's sidekick, Fallout Boy, wonders if he, too, can smoke ("Not 'til you're 15!"). Another episode has ''[[WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow Itchy and Scratchy]]'' (the cat-and-mouse duo who are a takeoff of WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry) advertising Laramie cigarettes, with Itchy suffering from smoker's hack throughout the commercial.
27th May '17 5:25:16 PM nombretomado
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* Characters in ''{{Viz}}'' often smoke "tabs" or "fags" (cigarettes). They probably think this is cool, but it is part of the business of casting them as working-class chavs.

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* Characters in ''{{Viz}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Viz}}'' often smoke "tabs" or "fags" (cigarettes). They probably think this is cool, but it is part of the business of casting them as working-class chavs.
5th May '17 2:59:56 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''Webcomic/{{Mokepon}}'' features Atticus Brent, a normal teenager living in the {{Pokemon}} world and generally being confused by all the insane people and logic within it. He is also a chain smoker who survives mainly on a diet of cheap jerky and ''cigarettes''. This is not an understatement, when he finishes a cigarette, he pops it into his mouth, chews the still smoking butt and swallows it.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Mokepon}}'' features Atticus Brent, a normal teenager living in the {{Pokemon}} Franchise/{{Pokemon}} world and generally being confused by all the insane people and logic within it. He is also a chain smoker who survives mainly on a diet of cheap jerky and ''cigarettes''. This is not an understatement, when he finishes a cigarette, he pops it into his mouth, chews the still smoking butt and swallows it.
30th Apr '17 11:15:14 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheTonightShow'': Prior to the early 1980s, numerous guests brought their cigarettes with them, frequently resulting in the set being fogged over in cigarette smoke. Sometimes, five or more people had lighted cigarettes in hand at any one time, and ashtrays were liberally placed between the chairs. Johnny Carson was a smoker, and to a lesser extent so was Ed [=McMahon=], although both stopped lighting up on the set in the early 1980s as the habit became less socially acceptable. ([=McMahon=] ultimately quit, while some sources said that Carson continued his pack-plus-a-day habit for most of the rest of his life, ultimately dying in 2005 of respiratory failure brought on by emphysema.)

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* ''TheTonightShow'': ''Series/TheTonightShow'': Prior to the early 1980s, numerous guests brought their cigarettes with them, frequently resulting in the set being fogged over in cigarette smoke. Sometimes, five or more people had lighted cigarettes in hand at any one time, and ashtrays were liberally placed between the chairs. Johnny Carson was a smoker, and to a lesser extent so was Ed [=McMahon=], although both stopped lighting up on the set in the early 1980s as the habit became less socially acceptable. ([=McMahon=] ultimately quit, while some sources said that Carson continued his pack-plus-a-day habit for most of the rest of his life, ultimately dying in 2005 of respiratory failure brought on by emphysema.)
24th Apr '17 12:13:10 AM SugarPrincess125
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* ''Manga/OniisamaE'':
** Subverted with Rei Asaka AKA "Hana no Saint-Juste". She does smoke on a regular basis, but her smoking is ''not'' portrayed as cool, as it is a sign of her BrokenBird personality and her self-destructive behaviour to show how ''really'' messed up she is.
** Played straight with "Lady Vampanella" Hoshino and Takashi Ichinomiya, but Hoshino does it when she's not in school.

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* ''Manga/OniisamaE'':
** Subverted with Rei Asaka AKA "Hana no Saint-Juste". She does smoke
Takashi Ichinomiya from ''Manga/OniisamaE'' smokes on a regular basis, but her smoking is ''not'' portrayed as cool, as it is a sign of her BrokenBird personality and her self-destructive behaviour to show how ''really'' messed up she is.
** Played straight with
basis. "Lady Vampanella" Hoshino and Takashi Ichinomiya, also does it, but Hoshino she does it when she's not in school.
7th Apr '17 4:37:00 PM nombretomado
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** On at least one episode of ''ThePriceIsRight'', former model Anitra Ford (one of the few Barker-era models to leave the show on her own terms) was seen with a lighted cigarette during a Showcase skit (where she was playing a detective's buxom during a mystery-themed showcase); it was not clear if she inhaled or took a full drag.

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** On at least one episode of ''ThePriceIsRight'', ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'', former model Anitra Ford (one of the few Barker-era models to leave the show on her own terms) was seen with a lighted cigarette during a Showcase skit (where she was playing a detective's buxom during a mystery-themed showcase); it was not clear if she inhaled or took a full drag.
23rd Mar '17 6:25:23 PM TheDocCC
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* Used as a plot point in ''Film/ThankYouForSmoking''; the advertising agency plans to make a film in which the stars smoke, making it look cool. Interestingly, no character is ever seen actually smoking on screen throughout ''Thank You For Smoking'' itself.



* A significant subplot of ThankYouForSmoking has to do with a tobacco lobbyist (Nick Naylor) pushing for Hollywood to bring this trope, this trope and SmokingIsGlamorous back. As a character in one movie says, "Mr. Naylor's here to see if we can't get cigarettes into the hands of someone other than the usual RAVS (Russians, Arabs, and Villains)." They paint the image of BradPitt and CatherineZetaJones having sex in zero gravity in the far future with Brad blowing smoke rings over Catherine's naked body as the cosmos flies by.

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* A significant subplot of ThankYouForSmoking has to do with Used as a plot point in ''Film/ThankYouForSmoking''; the tobacco lobby group sends a tobacco lobbyist (Nick Naylor) pushing to push for a Hollywood megaproducer to make films that to bring this trope, this trope and SmokingIsGlamorous back. As a character in one movie the producer says, "Mr. Naylor's here to see if we can't get cigarettes into the hands of someone other than the usual RAVS (Russians, Arabs, and Villains)." They paint the image of BradPitt and CatherineZetaJones having sex in zero gravity in the far future with Brad blowing smoke rings over Catherine's naked body as the cosmos flies by.
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