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17th Jun '16 1:50:51 AM PaulA
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* OscarWilde certainly thought so. [[GentlemanSnarker Lord Henry Wotton]], easily the coolest character in ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'' is a prolific chain-smoker.

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* OscarWilde Creator/OscarWilde certainly thought so. [[GentlemanSnarker Lord Henry Wotton]], easily the coolest character in ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'' is a prolific chain-smoker.
12th Jun '16 5:50:01 PM nombretomado
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* Grifter the badass longcoat of the {{Wildcats}} smokes. A lot. In very inappropriate situations (such as free falling a few hundred metres).
* Everyone who's anyone in ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'' smokes. Even the main character's ''cat'' smokes. At least the prevalence of genetic engineering has eliminated the "cancer" part. The cigarettes themselves have also been modified to provide health ''benefits''. This is definite AuthorAppeal for Warren Ellis.

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* Grifter the badass longcoat of the {{Wildcats}} ComicBook/WildCATs smokes. A lot. In very inappropriate situations (such as free falling a few hundred metres).
* Everyone who's anyone in ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' smokes. Even the main character's ''cat'' smokes. At least the prevalence of genetic engineering has eliminated the "cancer" part. The cigarettes themselves have also been modified to provide health ''benefits''. This is definite AuthorAppeal for Warren Ellis.
12th Jun '16 10:49:54 AM Chabal2
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* ''ComicBook/GastonLagaffe'': Early strips showed Gaston smoking along with the rest of the office (on one occasion, for the PanickyExpectantFather routine) when he was trying to hatch what turned out to be sea turtle eggs), but later quit when the health hazards became known. One strip even had him mess with the office sprinkler system to deliver a shower every time someone lit up.
* ''ComicStrip/RequiemVampireKnight'': During a lull in the extended fight between Cryptus and Tengu, their disciples Requiem and Dragon make conversation and light up together for absolutely no reason but this trope.



* 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 idea. Unfortunately, Bogart died fairly young in 1957 due to smoking.



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






* In ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', the only character who even smokes in fanon is Mokou, a {{Mystical White Hair}}ed girl who plays with fire. [[EpilepticTrees For some reason]], this smoking habit is derived from her mentioning tobacco in ''[[AllThereInTheManual Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red]]'', and fans took this as her smoking [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=24340429 IS HOT]]. Not that this would affect her, since she's immortal.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', the only character who even smokes in fanon is Mokou, a {{Mystical White Hair}}ed girl who plays with fire. [[EpilepticTrees For some reason]], this smoking habit is derived from her mentioning tobacco in ''[[AllThereInTheManual Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red]]'', and fans took this as her smoking [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=24340429 IS HOT]]. Not that this would affect her, since she's immortal. The older characters are more prone to be seen smoking Japanese pipes, especially Mamizou and Yukari.
7th Jun '16 2:29:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* There are at least two species of organism that have colonized every planet in the galaxy in Isaac Asimov's ''{{Foundation}}'' series: Humans, and tobacco.

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* There are at least two species of organism that have colonized every planet in the galaxy in Isaac Asimov's ''{{Foundation}}'' ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series: Humans, and tobacco.
23rd May '16 10:55:00 AM Doug86
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* Many situation comedies -- including but not limited to ''TheBradyBunch'', ''LeaveItToBeaver'', and so forth -- featured single episodes where a teen-aged or child character experiments with smoking but decides he doesn't like it. On ''The Brady Bunch'', Mike (the father, played by Robert Reed) admits he smoked in his younger days, while on ''Beaver'' the titular character steals his father's rare pipe to smoke it. Another episode of ''Beaver'' had Wally dating a woman who smoked.
** Another situation comedy, ''DiffrentStrokes'' graphically showed the negative effects of smoking. The father of Arnold's best friend admits to being a chronic smoker and needs a lung operation ... then, in a show of how addictive the habit can be, is shown lighting a cigarette as he leaves the Drummonds' apartment.

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* Many situation comedies -- including but not limited to ''TheBradyBunch'', ''LeaveItToBeaver'', ''Series/TheBradyBunch'', ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'', and so forth -- featured single episodes where a teen-aged or child character experiments with smoking but decides he doesn't like it. On ''The Brady Bunch'', Mike (the father, played by Robert Reed) admits he smoked in his younger days, while on ''Beaver'' the titular character steals his father's rare pipe to smoke it. Another episode of ''Beaver'' had Wally dating a woman who smoked.
** Another situation comedy, ''DiffrentStrokes'' ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'' graphically showed the negative effects of smoking. The father of Arnold's best friend admits to being a chronic smoker and needs a lung operation ... then, in a show of how addictive the habit can be, is shown lighting a cigarette as he leaves the Drummonds' apartment.
20th May '16 2:13:52 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Brian Kinney in ''QueerAsFolk''.

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* Brian Kinney in ''QueerAsFolk''.''Series/QueerAsFolk''.
12th May '16 3:37:44 AM StarTropes
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* 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.
8th May '16 2:36:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''WickedLovely'' series by Melissa Marr, smoking seems to be a general feature of the [[DarkIsEdgy Dark court]]. Particular mention goes to Irial, who is simply that awesome, and Niall, who only starts smoking once he [[spoiler:Becomes dark king]]. Plus, it helps make their feelings for each other clearer- Irial reached into Niall's jacket to get his cigarettes, conveniently brushing his fingers over the other male's chest whilst doing so.

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* In the ''WickedLovely'' ''Literature/WickedLovely'' series by Melissa Marr, smoking seems to be a general feature of the [[DarkIsEdgy Dark court]]. Particular mention goes to Irial, who is simply that awesome, and Niall, who only starts smoking once he [[spoiler:Becomes dark king]]. Plus, it helps make their feelings for each other clearer- Irial reached into Niall's jacket to get his cigarettes, conveniently brushing his fingers over the other male's chest whilst doing so.



* In ''StillLifeWithWoodpecker'' by Creator/TomRobbins, we get this:

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* In ''StillLifeWithWoodpecker'' ''Literature/StillLifeWithWoodpecker'' by Creator/TomRobbins, we get this:



** One of the best-known examples to modern audiences is ''ILoveLucy'', where each of the four leads (Ricky and Lucy Ricardo, and Fred and Ethel Mertz) regularly lit up on the set. One episode even featured Lucy and Ethel as dancing cigarette packages, mimicking a frequent early TV advertising tactic. The famous "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" episode (where she appears in a live TV commercial for Vitameatavegamin, a tonic that gets her very drunk) has Lucy pitching a cigarette brand to demonstrate to Ricky her acting abilities.

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** One of the best-known examples to modern audiences is ''ILoveLucy'', ''Series/ILoveLucy'', where each of the four leads (Ricky and Lucy Ricardo, and Fred and Ethel Mertz) regularly lit up on the set. One episode even featured Lucy and Ethel as dancing cigarette packages, mimicking a frequent early TV advertising tactic. The famous "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" episode (where she appears in a live TV commercial for Vitameatavegamin, a tonic that gets her very drunk) has Lucy pitching a cigarette brand to demonstrate to Ricky her acting abilities.
28th Apr '16 2:16:43 AM Medinoc
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** Smoker the White Hunter of the Marines habitually smokes two cigars at once, but he at least has the excuse of possessing the power to turn into and/or eject smoke, meaning that he can probably absorb cigar smoke with no ill effects. Though perhaps the very fact that his badass power IS smoking, is intended to be a nod to this trope. His voice in the French dub, however, makes it clear that smoking is bad for you.

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** Smoker the White Hunter of the Marines habitually smokes two cigars at once, but he at least has the excuse of possessing the power to turn into and/or eject smoke, meaning that he can probably absorb cigar smoke with no ill effects. Though perhaps the very fact that his badass power IS smoking, is intended to be a nod to this trope. His [[SmokyVoice voice in the French dub, dub]], however, makes it clear that smoking is bad for you.
27th Apr '16 5:54:17 AM Aeroshire
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*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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