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[[caption-width-right:240: On the top: badass Sanji with his cigarette. Below: {{badbutt}} Sanji with his... lollipop.]]

->'''Carrot:''' We do thank people for not smoking in here, sir.\\
'''Vimes:''' Why? You don't know they're not going to.
-->-- ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant''

Censors come off as pretty lax when it comes to anything that isn't excessively gruesome or explicit. One notable exception is broadcasters seeming squeamish about showing under-age characters smoking tobacco (even delinquents) especially if the show is aimed at a school-age audience. Occasionally this is changed to [[OralFixation chewing something]].

The same can hold for under-age drinking, unless it's [[IntoxicationEnsues accidental]]. This gag used to be popular in the United States until {{Media Watchdog}}s cracked down on theatrical cartoons.

One anecdote claims that only R.A.T.s (Russians, Arabs and Terrorists) are permitted to smoke in Hollywood movies. Some extend this to [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys the French]] as well (R.A.F.T.s). In short, exotic villains are allowed to smoke.

Modern U.S. law dictates in what instances cigarette smoking may appear, coming down hardest on animation or other programming intended for minors. For versions meant for broadcast before the {{Watershed}} in the U.S., this trope is mandated. This can also mean that DVD versions culled straight from the broadcast version also have this trope in effect. Strangely, the law is more vague on cigar and pipe smoking; how much those are edited can vary. Likewise depictions of smoking pot seem to be all over the place; it's not uncommon for made-for-cable series (i.e. those not restricted by watershed and FCC rules) to show pot-smoking in abundance, but tobacco cigarettes are totally absent.

This trope is also a particular case of ValuesDissonance, as anti-smoking laws didn't really come into effect until the early 2000s. Before then, smoking was considered to be socially acceptable, with some even believing that smoking was actually ''good'' for the human body. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Seriously]].

The Mormon church also officially known as The LDS church prophets has discouraged the use of Smoking and Tobacco since 1833. The Mormon missionaries when they're on a 2 year church mission, they are out preaching the gospel and they often asks non members to be willing to give up smoking before they can join the LDS church.

There are public places in the USA that often has a No Smoking Sign such as Stores, restaurants, Hotels, Airports, city buses. Also in the USA it's against the law for a minor under the age 21 to buy cigarettes and smoke cigarettes. For example in Utah, they passed a bill in 1993 called Utah Indoor Clean Air Act to help fight against smoking in places.

The commercials in the USA feature anti-smoking ads to get people to quit smoking.

A SubTrope of {{Bowdlerize}}.

Compare FrothyMugsOfWater, DrunkOnMilk, BubblePipe, and FamilyFriendlyFirearms. Contrast with SmokingIsCool.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Camo the ermine in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' occasionally takes a drag from a cigarette as a visual gag. In the anime, they are all inexplicably labeled "chocolate", though this label is removed in the DVD release.
* In the ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'' manga, Nobue is 16 years old. Her age is inexplicably given as 20 for the anime, likely to give her otherwise identical TV incarnation permission to smoke on screen.
* In ''Manga/LoveHina'', Haruka is never without what seems to be a cigarette in her mouth, but never actually seems to smoke it.
* In the TV series of ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'', the cigarettes smoked by the teenage characters are changed to pastel-colored sticks with blobs of CG dancing on the end or marshmallows burning at the ends of sticks. The one exception to this is Masked Takenouchi, who is actually in his 30s.
* A particularly interesting example is ''Manga/ShamanKing''. In the manga, Kanna Bismarck is constantly seen with a cigarette in her mouth, because her cigarette smoke is the medium she uses to form her over souls. Without her cigarettes, she can't materialize her spirit ally, and therefore can't fight. In the 4Kids dub, her cigarettes are removed, which creates an enormous plot hole.
** In the manga, Ryu smoked as well. However, since he was underaged, the habit was removed.
* Madoka Ayukawa in ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'' is shown smoking early in the series, but eventually quits after being upbraided about it repeatedly by Kyosuke. [[spoiler: And early on Kyosuke uses his secret telekinesis to ruin a cigarette Madoka's about to smoke.]]
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
** In the anime version, Yusuke Urameshi still skips school, has bad grades and gets into a lot of fights. But unlike in the manga, he doesn't smoke, drink or gamble (or at least is never seen doing these things). In both manga and anime, he wins a fight in pitch darkness by sneaking a cigarette onto his enemy's belt and aiming for it with his [[KiAttacks Spirit Gun]]; it's his cigarette in the manga and OldMaster Genkai's in the anime (who isn't seen smoking at any other point).
** One other change is in Episode 5/Chapter 17. In the manga, a gang leader who is blackmailing Kuwabara with threats to harm a kitten threatens to put out its eye with his lit cigarette. In the anime, he threatens to kill it with a broken bottle.
** In the manga when Yusuke starts back tracking through his day, we see him smoking on the roof and later he lights up when leaving school grounds. These instances are replaced by him eating some sort of chip snack.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** While Sanji still smokes in the original anime, it's only mentioned in the manga that he started at the age of 10. Additionally, the anime changes his official age from 19 to 20, which is what the network defines as an "adult".
** The [[{{Macekre}} 4Kids dub]] infamously changed the cigarette to a lollipop, which lead the joke that it was a "nicotine lollipop" due to the voice actor sounding like someone who smoked and was in his forties.
** One Flash animation parodies this--Sanji takes his lollipop out of his mouth to reveal copious amounts of smoke leaking from it. Meanwhile, the broadcast version of the Funimation dub just removed it and it's still there on the DVD.
** Then there's what they did to Captain [[strike:Smoker]] 'Chaser', who had all of his cigars digitally removed despite originally carrying so many that it looked like he had cigar ''[[BadassBandolier ammo belts]]''. Made even more painful by the fact that he never fully closes his mouth, with his teeth chomping down on his cigar. Without the cigar, it looks like he's got a nasty case of lockjaw.
* Cartoon Network's airing of the ''Anime/{{Blue Submarine No 6}}'' OVA featured some of the more bizarre examples of this practice. At different times, censors either replaced protagonist Tetsu Hayami's cigarettes with more innocuous objects or removed them completely. This resulted in a scene in which he discards a toothpick, steps on it, then immediately reaches into his jacket for another, and several in which tufts of smoke spontaneously appear several inches in front of his face.
* 27-year-old Shigure in ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' is shown to smoke, though in the TV show one of the eye catches reminds viewers "No smoking until you're 18!" Hatori is shown smoking often as well.
* In the ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn!'' manga, 15-year-old Gokudera is occasionally seen with cigarettes, and even uses them to light the fuses on his dynamite. Since the anime adaptation was to be aired at a time most younger viewers would catch it, this was written out entirely; as for the dynamite, it now ''lights itself''.
* The manga version of ''Manga/BoBoBoBoBoBoBo'' had a living box of cigarettes with living cigarettes living inside of him as a minion for "boss character" Purupuu. (coincidentally, his name is the Japanese way of saying "No Smoking") The anime was forced to change him into a box of chocolate sticks.
* The manga and anime ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' features delinquent kids who drink alcohol, take amphetamines, get into fights, have sex, ride motorcycles and wield massive guns, but for whatever reason, none of them ''smoke''. There is one scene where a girl puts a cigarette in Kaneda's mouth, but he immediately spits it out.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** A 16-year-old Shikamaru (temporarily) picks up smoking in the manga [[spoiler: in memory of Asuma]], even though he expresses that he doesn't even like it. However, in the anime he doesn't and the scene where he throws a lit cigarette to [[spoiler:light the explosive tags around Hidan]] is changed to him throwing the lighter he used in the manga.
** It's worth noting that Asuma's smoking on the Creator/CartoonNetwork broadcast was subject to a weird rule about smoking on TV: the cigarette is still ''there'' it's just not ''lit''. This appears to be a common rule, though it's usually just applied to cigars.
* In the anime adaption of ''Manga/GAGeijutsukaArtDesignClass'', chain smoker Sasamoto-sensei has been seen to ask Usami-sensei to buy her cigarettes, but not for one second we've saw her ''smoking''.
* In the ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga (the original one that "season 0" is based on) Joey smokes constantly. The anime apparently tried to keep this tradition, but it was nixed by the censors, so due to some editing Joey randomly SIGHS a lot (sometimes the smoke isn't even edited out).
* In ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', Yamaki is frequently shown carrying a lighter, and at one point we see an ashtray full of cigarettes. We never actually see him smoke.
* In ''Manga/DragonBall'' and its sequel Bulma's father Mr. Briefs is a chain smoker who takes a drag in nearly every scene he's in, naturally the English broadcast version removed every frame of his cigarettes.
** Bulma herself is seen smoking some in the manga, but barely does it at all in the anime, even when the shots are otherwise drawn exactly the same.
* Despite being a smoker for over 40 years in the manga, Manga/{{Golgo 13}} doesn't smoke in the TV series.
* In the ''LightNovel/{{Gosick}}'' light novels Victorique is an underaged smoker, and has a raspy voice as a result. In the anime version she's just seen holding, and occasionally sucking on an ornate pipe, but never lighting it up, since the Japanese censorship laws forbid showing underaged characters smoking or drinking alcohol in public television series.
* In ''Manga/DoctorSlump,'' Taro's smoking was omitted in the anime adaptation. When Viz translated the manga, for a while, they kept Taro's smoking, but was edited out in later editions. Senbei, while he still smoked, was not shown doing it as often as he did in the manga.
* Kaoru in ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'' isn't shown smoking or even mentioned to be a smoker for the first half of season 1. [[AdaptationInducedPlotHole This becomes a problem when she's told she needs to quit smoking in episode 6]]. [[ZigZaggingTrope Flashback episodes don't have any trouble showing her smoking though]].
* Middle schooler Fumiya is shown smoking several times in the ''Manga/WanderingSon'' manga. He's never shown smoking in the anime adaptation.
* Lucia from ''Manga/VenusVersusVirus'' smokes a lot in the manga, and it's a somewhat big deal when she quits. She's only fifteen ([[YoungerThanTheyLook she looks older though]]) and thus the smoking was left out of the anime.
* The televised version of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' takes this to new heights of absurdity, since the teenaged Jotaro's smoking is covered up with a CensorShadow, but it's not cut out completely because it's integral to the plot on several occasions, such as the battles with the Moon stand[[note]]Jotaro reveals the user's identity by claiming that cigarette smoke makes a vein stand out on Stand Users' noses, then watches to see who among the ship's crew reacts[[/note]] and [[TheGambler Daniel J. D'Arby]][[note]]Where Jotaro has [[FightingSpirit Star Platinum]] light his cigarette using SuperSpeed as part of his efforts to psych out D'Arby[[/note]]. People still talk about Jotaro smoking, and it's still blatantly obvious that that's what he's doing, but apparently a pitch-black shadow lazily draped over the lower half of his face (and nothing else) is enough to satisfy the censors. The DVD and Bluray releases, naturally, are uncensored.
** The Oingo & Boingo episode is probably the worst in this regard. Oingo, one of DIO's assassins, almost gets caught by the good guys and is forced to impersonate Jotaro for a while. When he smokes there aren't any censor shadows at all, presumably because he's an adult, but he still has Jotaro's face -- the exact thing the censor shadows were trying to hide. In fact, the episode even draws special attention to it when Polnareff says "do that trick with the cigarette again" and Oingo-taro holds a lit cigarette in his mouth for a few seconds. So the episode not only ''shows'' "Jotaro" smoking, it outright admits that he does, rendering all the censorship patently absurd; it seems that as long as the kiddies don't see a cigarette on the lips of a teenager, the censors didn't care.
* The new important characters of ''WesternAnimation/LupinIIITheItalianAdventure'' don't smoke. {{Justified}} as they're European and would have different ideas about smoking compared to the characters from the original series (all Japanese).
* In the first chapter of ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia,'' Bakugou scolds his friends for smoking out of fear that his reputation as a hero would be at risk if he got the smell on him. In the anime, it was changed to his friends suggesting they sneak into a bar to flirt with women. Said friend's cigarette also caused a huge fire surrounding the Sludge monster that attacked Bakugou, but it was changed to him losing control of his Explosion Quirk.
* Kana from ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}'' was more of a tomboyish delinquent in the manga, with one of her traits including smoking. In the anime, she was given an AdaptationPersonalityChange so that her delinquent traits would be toned down.

[[folder: Comic Books]]
* When Creator/JoeQuesada became editor-in-chief of Marvel comics, he banned character from smoking, which includes several characters like [[SmokingIsCool Wolverine, J. Jonah Jameson, and Nick Fury]]. He apparently did it because his father died from lung cancer.
** However, Wolverine quit smoking before that, so this really didn't affect him that much.
** The reason Wolverine had to quit was because he became a popular enough character that kids might copy him, so presumably if it had actually mattered how either character was portrayed they'd have quit anyway. The excuse about Quesada's father could be accurate (as there are those who feel he's made far too many editorial decisions based on [[ComicBook/OneMoreDay personal bias]]) but there's a possibility it's something to do with Disney buying out Marvel.
** Comicbook/DoctorStrange smoked cigarettes, in keeping with his [[EverybodySmokes 1960s origins]]. In a "From the Marvel Vault" story which recreated parts of an early issue panel-for-panel, Strange kept his cigarette but was surprised to find it in his hand, since he'd quit long ago and had just refused one from another character. It turned out to be magic loose in the house, which he eventually tracked down and stopped.
* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' used to have a cigarette in his mouth at almost all times, only to eventually replace it with ''a piece of straw''. The artist ended up receiving an award from the World Health Organization as a result.
* In ''[[ComicBook/XFactor MadroX: Multiple Choice]]'' limited series Jamie Madrox was supposed to be holding a cigarette in one panel, but that was removed. However, right after that a woman kisses him, then comments that he tastes like candy, to which Jamie responds that it was a chocolate cigarette. With the cigarette removed from the picture, this exchange of course makes little sense.

* In 2007, Disney essentially banned smoking in all of its films. Even in ''Film/SavingMrBanks'', Creator/TomHanks wasn't allowed to smoke on-screen, even though he was playing Creator/WaltDisney himself, who was known to be a heavy smoker in real life.
** However, a few instances of smoking in Disney movies have occurred since then. For example, in ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'', Absalom the Caterpillar is clearly shown smoking a hookah.
* The movie version of ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' cut out all instances of cigarette use, making Laurie look a bit stupid for randomly pressing the flame button on the Owl ship, though this was because the actress didn't want to smoke. In the extended edition, an agent does offer her a cigarette.
* The ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise:
** James was at first a "heavy" smoker (back when anyone who didn't smoke 2 packs a day of unfiltered Camels was considered a girly-man). He hasn't smoked a cigarette on-camera in over a decade and even mentioned it as a bad habit in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''.
** ''Film/LicenceToKill'' kept the smoking- but, due to ProductPlacement, added a Surgeon General's Warning to the end credits.
** One of the post-''Film/{{Goldeneye}}'' revival novels by John Gardner gave a nod to this by mentioning in passing that Bond has started to cut down on them, and the booze for that matter; despite still having a deliberately VagueAge, he's explicitly not as young as he was and having to put some effort into passing his physical-fitness assessments.
** Roger Moore opted not to smoke cigarettes, but did smoke cigars in his first couple of Bond films.
* ''Film/SupermanReturns'' is an interesting example--it's a belated sequel to ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'' and ''Film/SupermanII,'' both of which feature LoisLane smoking (despite Superman quipping that she shouldn't). In this film, she's supposed to be quitting; on two occasions she tries to light up in private, but both times Superman shows up, and the wind from him landing blows her matches out before she can.

[[folder: Literature]]
* In ''The Ghost from Grand Banks'' by Creator/ArthurCClarke, one of the characters has a job digitally removing smoking from old movies. This is for commercial reasons: anti-smoking sentiment has become so strong that people will refuse to watch films which have smoking.

[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* In ''Series/That70sShow'' you never see anyone actually smoke marijuana, but it ''is'' implied during those "circle talk" scenes where the characters are in the basement of Eric's house, there's white smoke everywhere, and the characters are acting very ditzy and out of it (and, in some of the later episodes, Tommy Chong's character is there, so that's an obvious sign that they're smoking weed). WordOfGod states the whole point to the circular filming style of such scenes was so the camera would be on whoever just took a puff and passed the joint on.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has an in-universe example, which also doubles as this for the (assumed) censorship of the network. Ted tells his kids about his college days spent "eating a sandwich", and while the show shows us people eating sandwiches, it's clear that they're smoking marijuana.
** One episode discusses this where Future Ted's story does not make sense and he admits that [[spoiler: Robyn]] did not go to the roof to think but actually to smoke. He has been omitting that [[spoiler: all of them]] smoked since it was not relevant to the stories he was telling and he was embarrassed to mention it to his kids.
* The title character in ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' - a SettingUpdate of a character whose pipe is an IconicItem - is on the patch, claiming it's impossible to smoke in London these days. In a [[MythologyGag nod to the original]] he refers to a "three patch problem". Sherlock's nicotine addiction is also a nod to the original's cocaine habit.
* PlayedForLaughs by the panel in an episode of ''Series/{{QI}}'', when a specific photo came up. It showed a Frenchman who'd obviously been smoking a cigarette that had been airbrushed out, making it look like he was flicking the VSign instead.
* An episode of ''Series/{{IZombie}}'' had Olivia taking on the personality of a stoner. Surprisingly for a pre-watershed show, she is shown very briefly smoking from a bong. But other than this she spends most of the episode sucking on a pot-infused lollipop to avoid having to show her smoking anything.
** Except for the bong gag, the series follows the general standard of not showing any characters smoking anything, even the undead characters.
* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' establishes that Barbara is a pot user by showing her trying to clear the air and carrying an ashtray in one scene (as her ex-girlfriend calls her out on it), but otherwise she isn't shown smoking anything.
* One of Cruella de Vil's trademarks in ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' is her long cigarette holder. Guess what is nowhere to be seen when a live-action version if the character appeared in ''Series/OnceUponATime''? Ironically, while one politically incorrect aspect of the character was suppressed, her habit of wearing a fur coat ''made from her own dogs'' was retained.
* Potentially lampshaded in an episode of ''Series/{{House}}'' when Dr. House actually prescribes tobacco cigarettes to a man for medicinal reasons. The patient is never shown actually taking the "medicine," however.
* The TV movie adaptation of ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' goes partway with this: in the original novel, Adora smokes like a chimney, and this is both an important part of her character and part of [[SmokingIsGlamorous why the protagonist is attracted to her]]. The adaptation doesn't remove her smoking, but relegates it to a [[CigaretteOfAnxiety coping mechanism]] as a result of her family being scammed and dispossessed of the company they founded, and at the end when she regains financial control she stops smoking, something her book self would never consider.

* The song "Baby, It's Cold Outside" originally had the woman saying she'll stay for "just a cigarette more." Modern versions sometimes change it so that her previous "half a drink more" line is repeated instead.
* A version of the music video for Music/PaulaAbdul's ''Opposites Attract'' censors the scene in which Skat Kat smokes (but not the lyrics that talk about smoking).
* Remember, kids, "The Big Rock Candy Mountain" has "peppermint trees", not "cigarette trees".
* Franchise/TheMuppets Viral Video of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uIlNtonvr8 Flowers on the Wall]]" comes up with three replacement lyrics for "Smokin' cigarettes and watchin' ''Series/CaptainKangaroo''", one for each chorus.
-->Likin' Instagrams and playin' tons of sudoku...
-->Catchin' up on doin' all the things I wanted to...
-->Mixin' chemical combustibles the whole night through...

[[folder:Mythology and Religion]]
* The LDS prophet Joseph Smith (1805-1844) discourages the use of Tobacco and smoking after his received a revelation from God on February 27, 1833 after witnessing his brethren smoking and chewing tobacco stating That "And again, Tobacco is not for the body, neither for the belly, and is not good for man, but is an herb for bruises and all sick cattle, to be used with judgment and skill." from Doctrine and Covenants 89 verse 8.
* Another LDS prophet Gordon B. Hinckley (1910-2008) in his Church Conference talk in Salt Lake City, Utah "Converts and Young Men" discourages the use use of smoking and tobacco and states. "Observe the Word of Wisdom. You cannot smoke; you must not smoke. You must not chew tobacco. You cannot drink liquor. You hold the priesthood of God. You must rise above these things which beckon with a seductive call." from April 1997 talk.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* A scene where R-Truth smoked in the O2 Arena (as well as commentator Josh Matthews making references to it) was cut from the UK airing of a Wrestling/MondayNightRAW, probably due to smoking in public buildings being illegal there. However, they kept John Morrison's "good shape for someone who smokes" comments in.
** Of course, cutting the scene also meant cutting out the crowd's chants of "That's illegal!"

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney''.
** Purposefully used in ''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Investigations]]''. That little white cylinder in hardboiled detective Tyrell Badd's mouth is a lollipop stick. Those odd pauses in his dialogue are apparently when he sucks on it. (It's "purposefully used" because the lollipop is ''also'' in the Japanese version.)
** Averted in TV producer/mobster Dee Vasquez, who carries around a cigarette holder and casually takes a puff from it in one of her animations.
* The American version of ''VideoGame/LaPucelle'' has censored out the character Croix's tendency to smoke, but only by deleting out the image of a cigarette. This results in him performing the bizarre animation of removing a cigarette that isn't there from his lips and then putting it back.
* In T-Rated ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' Cid Highwind smokes a cigarette; in fact, you can see a pack of cigarettes stuffed under his bandana on his character model, and he uses it to light a stick of dynamite in one of his Limit Breaks. In E-Rated ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' he chews a straw.
** He spends most of his time in ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'' sans cigarette, to the point you might think he'd quit in the intervening time...until the end, when he lights up a victory smoke after blowing up a reactor.
* Badrach in ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile'' had his cigarette removed in the American version; his FinishingMove (in which he lit a bunch of explosions around his opponent with said cigarette) lost a bit of its effect. Few people cared because he, like all non-Lenneth archers, was a TierInducedScrappy.
* After the intro FMV in the Japanese release of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'', Chris Redfield is shown lighting a cigarette in the live cast intro and again in the Chris-only ending. Western releases, like the Bowdlerized FMV, replaced his intro with previous FMV footage of him which is why his intro is out of context compared to others. No other mention was made of him being a smoker until ''RE 6'', which averted this trope by opening his scenario with a shot of him stubbing out the last of several cigarettes while [[DrowningMySorrows drowning his sorrows]] in an Eastern European bar.
* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel'', Snake's cigarettes are replaced by a conspicuously shaped smoke emitting device called a "Fogger". This applies even in the Japanese version, where the cigarette substitute is referred by the less embarrassing name of "smoke emitter".
* ''VideoGame/{{Bejeweled}} 3'''s "zen mode" was apparently originally intended to help players quit smoking, but was changed to helping get rid of bad habits in general, because any reference ''at all'' to smoking would have given it a high Entertainment Software Rating Board rating.
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', the original fisherman sprites had cigarettes in their mouths. It was removed in international versions.
* Due to UK laws against depicting smoking, Duke's cigar was removed from the box art of ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'' there. [[LampshadeHanging He doesn't look too happy about it.]]
* The Creator/AdultSwim version of the Meet the Pyro promotional video for ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' removes Spy's cigarette.
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' and ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' zig-zag this. The games are littered with cigarettes by the pack and by the carton, and many other characters smoke... but the {{Player Character}}s are unable to light up themselves. Would be less weird if the games weren't ''also'' littered with a huge amount of other drugs both real and fictional (that are still harmful and addictive in-universe), including tobacco chew in ''New Vegas'', which the player ''can'' partake of.[[note]]There are, naturally, [[GameMod mods]] that rectify this.[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' has several female human enemies that can be seen holding a smoking pipe with smoke coming out of it, which is in the Japanese version. The English SNES version removed only the smoke itself, but the pipe remained. Later ports on the GBA, mobile, and Steam put the smoke back in.
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' character Graves' original splash art depicted him with a cigar in his mouth, but this cigar was later removed due to potential problems with censorship/age ratings. The League community picked up on the change, turning it into a [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/graves-s-cigar long-running meme]].
* In the original Japanese version of ''Videogame/EarthBoundBeginnings'' (known in Japan as ''MOTHER''), the battle sprites of the Crow and [[GangBangers B.B. Gang]] enemies depict them smoking cigarettes. The English version slightly edited both sprites [[{{Bowdlerise}} to remove the cigarettes]]. Notably, game creator Creator/ShigesatoItoi approved of the change, and the subsequent Japanese releases of the game retained the edited sprites; Itoi himself had quit smoking around the time of the CompilationRerelease ''MOTHER 1+2'' and wanted to reflect it in the game.

[[folder: Web Original]]
* In Website/GaiaOnline, there was a lot of controversy when a staff member silently removed Cigarettes and Pipes from the virtual item stores. They were quickly brought back when this was brought attention to.

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Downtown}}'', Goat smoked, but after being {{transplant}}ed into ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' he just has a sucker.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'', the title character follows a friend who has been sneaking off to the bathroom and is horrified to find that said friend has taken up ''gum chewing''.
* Jet of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the badass embodiment of teenage rebellion, is rarely seen without a twig, buckwheat, etc. hanging from his mouth. This is referenced in the ''WebVideo/AvatarTheAbridgedSeries'' episode that covers Jet's introduction. After [[spoiler:he's hypnotized by the Dai-Li]], he kicks the habit, a possible reference to [[spoiler:the use of hypnosis]] to reduce or eliminate cigarette cravings.
* On some networks' airings of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', character's cigars and cigarettes are removed. A notable example is Rocky (of Rocky and Mugsy), who always has a cigarette in his mouth. Other networks kept these scenes intact.
* On the original DVD releases of ''Disney/SaludosAmigos'' and ''Disney/MelodyTime'', Disney removed scenes of Goofy and Pecos Bill smoking cigarettes.
* In Thailand, depictions of smoking are censored on TV, such as on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' [[http://www.2bangkok.com/2bangkok/Simpsons/SimpsonsSmoking.shtml]]. Yet apparently, bubble pipes are inappropriate, but opium pipes are OK.
* Some networks that air WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry remove scenes where the duo smoke cigars and cigarettes.
* The cigarette ad in ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' shows Fred and Barney smoking a cigarette called Winston and says "Winston tastes good like a cigarette should." This would not air on TV today due to smoking causing cancer and causing health problems.
* Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': [[spoiler: [[ItMakesSenseInContext A Wax version of Groucho Marx questions why he's not holding anything after making a Groucho-style witty comment]], whereas the real Groucho Marx often had a cigar in hand during such moments.]]
* Another lampshaded example is in the ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' episode when Nanny occupies the babies during a power outage by having them listen to radio dramas from audio tapes on a battery-powered cassette player. When Bunson Honeydew and Beaker imagine themselves in a Sherlock Holmes radio drama, the former explains why he is blowing bubbles from his pipe when he imagines himself as the titular character..
* The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanYearOne'' DTV eliminated all the smoking in the original story (being a CityNoir, pretty much all the good guys smoke except Batman himself).
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', the original design of the gardener pony from "The Best Night Ever" had him smoking a tobacco pipe. This was nixed by the time the episode was animated, so in the episode as aired, he has some buckwheat in his mouth instead.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* In Australia, "Big Boss Candy Cigars" were renamed "Candy Sticks", and the Big Boss character on the packaging was changed from smoking a cigar to carrying a bunch of dynamite sticks.
* Similarly, "Fags"[[note]]British/Australian slang for cigarettes, although [[HaveAGayOldTime the ''other'' meaning of "fag"]] was also part of the reason for renaming them[[/note]] were renamed "Fads" (and later, "Fads Fun Sticks") and the "lit up" red tips were eliminated.
* Many of the public places in the USA often have a no smoking sign in Hospitals, restaurants, gas stations, Stores, city buses, schools, airports, train stations
* Utah State USA is notable for the "Utah Indoor Clean Air Act" which was passed in 1993 to discourage smoking among minors and for those trying to give up smoking.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Smoker ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin who smokes,]] [[MeaningfulName naturally]]) from ''Manga/OnePiece'' may be an exception, although his age is apparently not mentioned.
** He definitely is (at least in the anime): we see him as a kid in a flashback where he saw Gold Roger's execution, and he stated this was 22 years ago. In fact, he's apparently 34.
** In the [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids!]] [[{{Macekre}} dub]] though, Smoker's two cigars are removed, leaving him with an odd facial expression while missing two teeth (as he is no cigars clamped between his gritted teeth), the cigars on his bandoleers were removed, and he was even renamed to Captain Chaser. There's still smoke, but it's supposed to be a side-effect of his devil fruit, yet when he's locked in the cage that cancels out Devil Fruit powers he STILL HAS THE CLOUDS OF SMOKE.
** Funimation has said the broadcast version would still have the cigars, they just wouldn't be lit (and the DVD versions will not even have this edit).
* Seventeen-year-old Mamimi smokes in ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', although she's portrayed as a somewhat troubled character. And it's an {{OVA}} anyway, so censors aren't a problem. When broadcast in English on Creator/AdultSwim, the cigarettes were in not censored (or changed into a lollipop like the picture).
* A few characters are seen smoking in ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka''. In the manga almost all the male students smoke and a few girls also.
* In ''Manga/LoveHina'', Seta does, in fact, smoke all the time; this makes the Haruka example even odder.
* Saki from ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' is in her late teens and is seen smoking in her first appearance.
** She does give it up though after she accidentally sets fire to a massive pile of manga and doujin. She has nightmares about it afterwards, too. Afterwards, you never see her smoking again; nobody really seems to comment on it, though.
* The mid-to-late teen protagonists of ''Manga/HotGimmick'' go to a club and buy lots of alcohol, although the series [[LampshadeHanging hangs a winking lampshade]] on it, with sarcastically phrased narration bubbles constantly imploring "don't mean to nag, but teenagers shouldn't be drinking alcohol".
* Wolfwood from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' smokes like a chimney, and always has a dogend in his mouth in all of his appearances.
* Several characters on ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' are seen smoking, though many of them are implied to be of legal age to do so. The ''[[HighSchoolAU Ginpachi-sensei]]'' omake chapters spoof this with Ginpachi's cigarette actually being a lollipop with a smoking stick (oddly, though, the JUMP Festa OVA version actually kept it as a cigarette.)
* Admittedly only a manga example, where censorship is obviously less prevalent, but still a rather amusing one. In ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'', Torako is a friend of Asagi's who regularly smokes. When we first meet her formally, Yotsuba tells her that her father says smoking is bad, and then asks Torako why she smokes. Torako simply replies "Because I wanna." Yotsuba immediately considers her [[CoolBigSis really cool]]. On the Japanese Wikipedia, that Torako smokes is cited as a reason to believe she and Asagi are at least 20 years old.
* Several characters in ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', including bathhouse owner Yubaba and a [[TalkingAnimal frogman]] smoke, and it was kept. For one thing, it adds to the theme of the bathhouse being [[DysfunctionJunction filled with people with character flaws]], and none of the characters who do so are attractive enough to make smoking look cool.
* Anime/PorcoRosso smokes copiously.
* Averted in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' with Jean Havoc, hero and chain smoker. The mangaka made him a smoker ''for the express reason'' that [[spoiler:it would give him a reason to be carrying the lighter necessary for Roy's pwnage of Lust.]]
* The then-preteen Fumiya once offered the protagonist of ''Manga/WanderingSon'' a cigarette while lighting up (''in (a) church''); Nitori politely refuses. Shii, Yuki's boyfriend, is often depicted smoking and Yuki herself was shown smoking once.
* ''Shiiki No Juunin'' is about a green haired JapaneseDelinquent [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour middle schooler]] who smokes.
* The {{landlady}} in ''Manga/HidamariSketch'' ''is'' often seen to smoke, to a semi-OnceAnEpisode degree.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'''s Professor Stein can be seen smoking in just about every episode he's in, which is a lot considering he's a main character. [[ChainsawGood Giriko]] is a heavy drinker AND smoker. Some of the [[MonsterOfTheWeek monsters of the week]] are seen smoking, too.
* Tyki Mikk and Cross Marian in Manga/DGrayman are both chain smokers. Tyki's a villain, but Cross is at least partially heroic.
* Fee Carmichael from ''Anime/{{Planetes}}'' is a habitual smoker, but is generally unable to because oxygen is a precious commodity on space stations and space ships, so she has to do so in either a special smoking room or the little booth she constructed in the Debris Section office. She still manages to smoke every so often.
** One cigarette uses at most the same amount of oxygen as 10 Cal of food does - you're physically unable to smoke because the tobacco turns into flashpaper in high oxygen environs. (and fire hazards and delicate equipment too)
* Midou Ban from both the manga and anime of ''Manga/GetBackers'' -- while they toned down his LovableSexManiac tendencies heavily for the anime, they certainly kept the smoking. Not to mention he's specifically underage in the manga (18; Japan's legal age on drinking/smoking/voting is 20).
* See that guy in the picture over on the SmokingIsCool page? His name is [[Anime/CowboyBebop Spike Spiegel]]. Say hi.
* Jigen from ''Franchise/LupinIII'' is a chain smoker. Other characters including Lupin himself and Inspector Zenigata are partial to the occasional cigarette. Fujiko also occasionally lights up, and often does the requisite sexy pose. And a number of villains have been seen smoking nasty cigars.
** As mentioned above, Lupin, his gang and Zenigata still smoke even in ''WesternAnimation/LupinIIITheItalianAdventure'', and a one-shot ''Italian'' character did so too in spite of the series having been partially produced in Italy. {{Justified}}, as smoking (and even the specific brands) are an inherent part of the original ''Lupin III'' characters and the one Italian smoker is a delinquent student who does it to rebel (he's underage).
*** Some background characters are shown smoking. After all, Italians ''still'' have many smokers...
* Despite its undeserved reputation as a bowlderised anime, there were numerous scenes of characters lighting up in ''Anime/{{Robotech}}''. Captain Gloval, Roy Fokker, Admiral Hayes, Rolf Emerson, and Lunk are main characters who have all lit up onscreen. In one [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross Saga]] episode, a Zentraedi was explicitly seen enjoying a Zentraedi sized cigarette commenting: "Hmmm....You Micronians live well.". 1985 was a time when the "No tobacco/alchohol" rule was observed by American cartoons, so the fact that these scenes were left intact was miraculous.
* When ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' was translated to ''G-Force: Guardians of Space'', several instances of Evil Smoking were kept.
** In episode #83, "Web of Danger", the web master's cigarette was a (smokeable) gadget in disguise, so avoiding No Smoking kept the plot intact.

* ''Film/ThankYouForSmoking'':
** Though we see a few smoke-filled rooms, we ''never actually see anyone smoke'', even though the protagonist's life is ironically ''saved'' by his hardcore habit. His high tolerance saved him from what would have otherwise been a lethal dose of nicotine patches at the hands of a WellIntentionedExtremist.
** Subverted in a deleted scene soon after the incident in question, where the main character is told he can never smoke again without severe risks, as a side effect. He picks up a cigarette, puts it to his mouth - and instantaneously falls unconscious before being able to light up.
* Disney may not censor all smoking scenes in classic animated films, such as ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' and ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''. However, they do often put in [=PSA=]s before the film in which movie footage is edited and reused as part of a short anti-smoking [=PSA=]. Two Examples (starring characters from the two aforementioned films can be found [[http://disney.go.com/crreport/products/content/smokinginfilms.html here.]]
* Bizzarely, there was a concern during the shooting of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' about studio vetoing the scenes of Gandalf smoking his pipe. LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition even shows filming of scenes in which Gandalf munches on some sort of candy instead. However, the studio never raised any objections and all characters went on to smoke their pipes on-screen.
* The LDS motion picture studios is notable for anti-smoking Mormon church films including "As the Twig is Bent" 1957 where a father stuggles to quit smoking. "Time Pulls the Trigger" 1963 where the people review the dangers of cigarette smoking in the film room, "Up In Smoke" where a young man is pressured by the tobacco company boss to accept smoking which he refuses to accept and imagines the tobacco posters ads of the cigarettes having a negative effect on the people.

[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Constantine}}'', being a network show, originally was unable to have the main character smoking. They worked rather cleverly around it, by showing him stubbing a burned-out cigarette into an ashtray full of them, putting a cigarette into his mouth only to be interrupted and even smoking with his back to the camera. As the series progressed though, he became smoking on-screen openly.

[[folder: Literature]]
* Averted in ''Franchise/DisneyFairies'' despite being a modern Disney product. Captain Hook being a smoker is kept. In ''Fairy Dust And The Quest For The Egg'', the fairies must take his double cigar holder to Kyto the dragon as a bribe in order to fix Mother Dove's egg.
* In "The Book of Mormon" featuring the "Doctrine and Covenants" Section 89 verses 1-9 asks church members to keep the word of Wisdom stating that tobacco is not for the body or belly but is used as a herb for bruises and for all sick cattle.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The Nintendo Company once banned or censored cigarette smoking for American releases during the 1980s, 1990s in order to discourage smoking to kids and families.
* Bill in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' smokes a cigarette even when he's kicking some zombie ass. Even if he gets killed in the game, the cigarette never leaves his mouth, although it doesn't stay lit when he dies. In the No Mercy campaign, Bill will say "That's a crock of shit!" when he spots a no smoking sign. The teaser trailer for The Sacrifice DLC shows Bill lighting up a cigarette and offers Zoey some. In the comic version of The Sacrifice, Bill is seen lighting up a molotov with his cigarette to take down a Tank that is aproaching the bridge.
* In the SNES game of ''Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie's Kong's Double Trouble'' there is a bear named Barnacle Bear that can be seen smoking a tobacco pipe.
* Somehow, ''VideoGame/{{Faxanadu}}'' managed to slip by Nintendo's incredibly stringent censorship policies of yesteryear, as plenty of [=NPCs=], such as the keymakers, can be seen smoking in the towns you visit.
* In the SNES version of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' there are enemies named Dahling that can be seen holding cigarette pipes in their hand, even though the smoke has been removed.
* In ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'', the boss Fatty Whale can be seen with a tobacco pipe in his mouth.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' a couple students and a few staff members can be seen smoking in some areas.
* In ''VideoGame/MonsterRancher 2,'' the Kato monster species was {{Bowdlerized}} from drinking lots of sake to having an obsession with drinking... olive oil. However, many monsters in that game can request that you buy them an item unique to their species... and the Kato's is still cigarettes.
* In ''VideoGame/WonderBoyIIITheDragonsTrap'', the shopkeepers smoke cigarettes.
* In ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers'', the Monolith Burger owner throws a cigar out with Roger after firing him. [[ChekhovsGun Its smoke is later used]] to navigate a LaserHallway.
* In a NES game "Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers" features a final boss "Fat Cat" attacking Chip and Dale with his cigar ashes shooting at them. It's unknown how it slipped past the Nintendo Censorship.
* Although Snake can't smoke in-game in ''VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel'', he can be seen smoking in a few cutscenes.
* ''VideoGame/NexusClash'' has cigarettes that players can find and smoke. They do a few damage with each puff, so it's quite possible to smoke yourself to death in a few packs.
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' typically allows characters to smoke normally, most prominently Burgerpants, except in one instance for comedic effect: Doggo smokes dog treats in the same way you would smoke a cigarette. You can even find some dog treat "butts" on the ground after you fight him.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheWorldOfDavidTheGnome'', the title character smokes dandelion fluff in an oversized pipe.
* In an anti-smoking 1951 Disney cartoon Goofy cartoon "No Smoking", tells about the history of Tobacco and then George Geef who is a heavy smoker, decides to quit smoking and says "There that was easy." but then realizes how difficult it is to break the habit.