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->'''Spike:''' Taking up smoking, are you? \\
'''Harmony:''' I ''am'' a villain, Spike. Helloooo? [[OfCourseISmoke [then coughs, ruining the whole thing]]]
-->-- ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''

Smoking is generally considered bad for you. Thus, smoking is portrayed by the villain, so as to drive home the {{A|nAesop}}esop that DrugsAreBad.

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

The rule is suspended under very specific conditions:
* The smoker is someone wise or fatherly. This utilises a pipe. It's okay because nobody under 50 is going to stuff a pipe with tobacco nowadays.
* The smoker is ''very'' sexy.
* The smoker is under extreme amounts of stress (usually associated with nervous pacing; think [[PanickyExpectantFather "father in a maternity ward"]]).
* The smoker is incredibly {{Badass}}. This often uses a CigarChomper.
* The smoker is celebrating; cigars are associated with "special occasions" because they are expensive.
* [[EverybodySmokes The smoking is correct to the era]]. This is why UsefulNotes/WorldWarI movies have soldiers smoking: in that era, everyone smoked in the trenches to drown out the terrible smell.
* The smoker is [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys French]], and somebody wants to be stereotypical.
* The smoker is Native American, and only smokes a PeacePipe as a cultural gesture.
* The smoker isn't ''really'' smoking, but rather blowing bubbles from a BubblePipe or something like that.
* The smoker is rich, and has enough money to blow on large amounts of cigarettes, cigars etc.
* The smoker is a vampire (or something similar) and thus is already dead anyway.

Also, what and how one smokes determines Good Smoking from Evil Smoking.
* A cigarette holder, especially the long ones, is an Evil Smoking indicator, usually reserved for [[RichBitch evil bitches]] [[ManipulativeBastard of all]] [[MagnificentBastard kinds]]. However, as symbols of class and elegance, a female using a cigarette holder could be either Good or Evil, depending on the time the work was made.
* ''Male'' users of cigarette holders are always Evil unless they're ThePinkPanther, Creator/HunterSThompson, or UsefulNotes/{{F|ranklinDRoosevelt}}DR (or an {{Expy}} thereof), who is allowed to use the holder by means of the GrandfatherClause.[[note]] (FDR himself once explained to a child that he used a cigarette holder because, "I promised my doctor that I would stay as far away as possible from a cigarette.")[[/note]]
* Long and fine cigarettes often indicate a bitch or a DepravedHomosexual.
* A character smoking several cigarettes at once indicates a rebellious character who has little to no regard for their health.
* A pipe is a [[DistinguishedGentlemansPipe Good Smoking indicator]], usually reserved for grandfatherly gentlemen. If the character is younger, he is calm, collected and stoic, probably an intellectual, and probably a character in a period piece. A member of law enforcement, most often a detective (or Private Eye), is more likely to use a pipe in homage to [[Literature/SherlockHolmes a certain famous pipe-smoking detective]]. If they do, this also generally makes them a Good Smoker and not a DirtyCop. If a woman smokes a pipe, she is inevitably old enough to be a grandmother, working class or dirt-poor and from a rural area.
** The exception is East Asian women, if they're not Westernized enough to smoke cigarettes; while not being Westernized obviously often goes along with poverty and/or isolation, there is also a certain tendency in Asia for the wealthy--especially wealthy ''[[MRSDegree women]]''--to stick to traditional dress and habits. Western customs were partly adopted [[BoringButPractical as a business expedient]], after all, and the alternative therefore has gained connotations of luxury and leisure.
* Clove cigarettes are cool smoking. Alternately, they may be the sign of a pretentious hipster douchebag. Kind of like the EmoKid version of BeardOfEvil.
* The character is TheStoner, and smoking is a part of their character. Of course in a lot of films with Stoners, TheStoner gets killed so smoking is very, very bad for you indeed…
** Smoking weed goes all over the place with this trope, mostly because works have differing opinions if DrugsAreBad and if the people who use them are bad also.
** In stoner friendly productions, a good smoker is someone that sticks to mostly soft natural psychoactives (marijuana, salvia, magic mushrooms, etc) and occasionally LSD, but this only applies when contrasted with someone that does hard drugs like meth, crack or Angel Dust.
* [[CigarChomper Characters who smoke lots of cigars]] are some combination of {{Badass}}, {{Jerkass}} and rich. Generally, the CorruptCorporateExecutive and Rebel will smoke cigars. If the smoker is out of shape and well-dressed, then they're evil or at least a self-important jerk (unless they're UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill). If the smoker is muscle-bound and wearing rough clothing, they're generally either morally gray or heroic badasses. A woman [[FreudWasRight who smokes a cigar]] is usually TheVamp.
** It isn't entirely clear-cut, but good characters will often smoke slender cigars, and evil characters fat ones. Since Cuba is under a trade embargo from the US, anyone in American media who smokes Cuban cigars is guaranteed to be some stripe of sleazebag.
* Cigarillos are usually sleazy, low-level evil with a tendency to droop. Of course, there is Creator/ClintEastwood.
* Also an indicator of Evil Smoking is if they hold a cigarette in an unusual way. As Creator/JimJarmusch comments to Harvey Keitel in ''BlueInTheFace'':
--> Nazis in movies. Why do they always smoke in some weird way like this? [puts cigarette between middle and ring fingers and speaking in German accent] "Ve have vays of making you talk!" Or this [holds cigarette with thumb and index finger] "Jah, we have seen vhat you've done!"

Not surprisingly, before the Surgeon General's report on tobacco use this trope was almost completely reversed. Non-Smokers were uptight and uncool, Smokers were just doing what everybody else did, and were perfectly normal, and made smoking look cool and perfectly healthy. It was more common for heroes to smoke than villains.

The critical change was in 1964 when the US Surgeon General released a damning report of the incontrovertible link between smoking and lung cancer, which convinced the public to gradually turn against tobacco. By UsefulNotes/TheSeventies, the NoSmoking trope had gotten sufficient strength that tobacco advertising on American TV was banned and artists were encouraged to downplay tobacco such as in the TV series, ''Series/{{Kojak}}'', when the detective switched to lollipops and made them his trademark.

Subtrope of GoodFlawsBadFlaws

See Also: RedRightHand, UncleanlinessIsNextToUngodliness, FurAndLoathing.

Contrast SmokingIsCool, EverybodySmokes, and NoSmoking.


* An old Airwick commercial commented on "The Old Fogie Stogie", featuring an old man who laughingly blew cigar smoke at the viewer.
* Before the climate changed against smoking, Marlboro had a series of ads featuring The Marlboro Man, a cowboy who would invite viewers to "come to where the flavor is". Marlboro cigarettes were ''so'' popular that there was a billboard of the Marlboro Man ''blowing smoke rings'' on Times Square in New York until the late [[TheEighties 80s.]]

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/DragonBallGT'': Black Smoke Shenron smokes a cigar and is literally MadeOfEvil.
* In ''Anime/EighthMan'', 8 Man (AKA Tobor the Eighth Man) had to smoke (or maybe eat) cigarettes to keep his powers running. Later versions of the character had him shoot up drugs instead.
* Used unusually in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''. "November 11" is forced to smoke [[PowerAtAPrice every time he invokes his contractor's power]], and he ''hates'' tobacco smoke...
* ''OnePiece '': Smokers who are Luffy's allies, such as crew member Sanji, smoke cigarettes. Those who are his enemies are more often the ones with cigars.
** The obviously named ''Smoker'' has cigars strapped to his arms like machine-gun rounds (they're edited out in the 4Kids dub of the anime). He's seen smoking two or three at once sometimes, and while he is more a rival than an enemy, it's meant to signify "Badass". He also has the excuse of his Devil Fruit giving him smoke-based powers.
** Sir Crocodile smoked huge cigars, and was THE antagonist of the Alabasta arc
** Averted with Paulie, who's the only good character smoking cigars.
* Asuma from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' met every condition for the suspension, he was even going to be a father soon. [[spoiler:Shikamaru however didn't quite make the cut and thus, his smoking had to be censored in the anime. He carried a lighter with him that he turned on and off in the deceased Asuma's memory instead.]]
* The hero from ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra'' is a cigar smoker of the {{Badass}} variety. It is very rare to see him without a cigar in the mouth (though not always lighted). Note that his cigars often contains bondesque gadgets (like some allowing ''water-breathing'').
* The three main characters of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' frequently smoke cigarettes, with all of them leaning towards good. This is never mentioned by anyone in the show, giving the audience the impression that smoking instead became more commonplace in the future. Whether this is because the health issues are no longer a problem given superior medical technology or just because their line of work makes them unlikely to live long enough to worry about lung cancer is uncertain. The aesthetics of the show come from 1970's. Smoking is a part of the image.
** Lampshaded in an Adult Swim bumper that theorized that in the ''Cowboy Bebop'' universe, tobacco is classified as a food group.
* The Red King, Mikoto Suoh, and his second-in-command, Izumo Kusanagi, from ''Anime/{{K}}'' are the "sexy" and "badass" variety.
** The Blue King, Reisi Munakata, is also both sexy and badass, ''and'' only smokes when he's stressed (and [[FoeRomanceSubtext thinking about Mikoto]]).
* Stein from ''Manga/SoulEater'' is almost certainly a "badass" exception for good smoking. On the other hand, his addiction to cigarettes is also used as a metaphor for [[TheCorruption his insanity]]. So it's a mix of Evil Smoking and EvilIsCool.
* [[{{Hellsing}} Sir Integra Hellsing]] is known for smoking manly cigars, both because she's a BadAss, and because she's a {{Bifauxnen}}.
* Alan of ''{{MAR}}'' is a cigar-smoker who meets the "badass" exception.
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'''s {{Anti Hero}}es mainly smoke cigarettes, with the main cigar-smoker of the cast being [[MagnificentBastard Balalaika]].
* We haven't seen her smoke it yet, but ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'''s [[HotWitch Beatrice]] habitually carries a long, old-fashioned pipe, similar to a cigarette holder, using it as a MagicWand.
* Yuuko of ''Manga/XxxHolic'' smokes a traditional Japanese pipe a great part of her time at home. [[spoiler: Later on Watanuki eventually inherits and uses the pipe himself]]
* Hijikata Toshirou of ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' is known for his chain cigarette smoking, and falls under both the sexy and BadAss exceptions. The mayonnaise bottle lighter ruins the effect somewhat. Or enhances it, whatever works for you. Quite a few characters in the series smoke, including Otose who smokes almost as much as Hijikata. The main villain Takasugi Shinsuke however smokes a long pipe. Tsukuyo also smokes a pipe, but though she was introduced as a villain she soon became one of the good guys.
* Gilbert in ''PandoraHearts'' could fall under sexy smoking. In an omake, however, the other characters make fun of him for smoking. Then they make fun of him for trying to quit (eight times now, in fact). Then they make fun of him for failing to quit (...eight times). [[ButtMonkey He gets a lot of abuse for everyone's entertainment]].
* Choji Suitengu of ''Anime/SpeedGrapher'' does not just smoke long cigarettes. He smoked using rolled up [[MoneyToBurn 10,000 yen bills]].
* Mr. Fujisawa from Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld smokes regular cigarettes - and drinks alcohol, too - despite being one of the protagonists. [[spoiler:It should be noted that drinking and smoking are "bad" for him in El Hazard, but not just in the ways you'd expect - he's MadeOfIron and has SuperStrength there, but both habits significantly inhibit his power; when he hasn't smoked or drinked in a while, he's a NighInvulnerable, unstoppable [[TheJuggernaut juggernaut]].]]
* Gokudera from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn!'' is a chainsmoker and makes it look really cool - partly justified in that he needs it to light his bombs and cuts down when he gets new powers.
* When [[spoiler: Tsubaki Kasugano]] from ''Manga/MiraiNikki'' shows [[TheFakeCutie her true colors]] to Yukki and Yuno, she pulls out a pipe and smokes on it. Definitely evil smoking.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''
** UnluckyEverydude Jean Havoc is always smoking a cigarette, and is definitely a good guy. However the real reason the author made him a smoker was [[spoiler:just so he could throw Mustang a lighter in that ONE SCENE]].
** Pinako Rockbell, the Elric brothers' surrogate grandmother, smokes a pipe. As someone wise and grandmotherly, she is allowed.
* In her original incarnation, [[Manga/SailorMoon Sailor Jupiter]] was to be the leader of a gang of female {{Delinquents}}, which included smoking. When the idea of her being a ''sukeban'' was scrapped, so was the idea of her smoking.
* Lots of characters in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' smoke (and indeed in Minekura's other works). It tends to be thematically related to "life"--as a way of savoring the moment or as a fuck you to mortality. Sanzo, Gojyo, Tenpou, Kenren, and Koumyou smoke or smoked, and are all good guys. Koumyou smokes a long-stemmed pipe rather than cigarettes for added traditionalism and fatherly benevolence. [[SchizoTech Tobacco products are far from the only anachronism in a series supposedly set in ancient China.]]
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''
** At least one person per antagonistic unit smokes (with the exception of the Hiruma Brothers and Woo Heishin/the Su-shin).
** Jin-e Udo not just smokes, but uses how long it takes him to finish a cigarette to determine how long it would take to defeat Kenshin as both Kenshin and Battosai.
** The Tokyo Oniwabanshu's employer, Takeda Kanryuu, prefers the stereotypical rich man's smoke: cigars.
** Shishio Makoto uses the more traditional kiseru, which fits more with the time period than an 'evil must smoke' cliche.
** From the Jinchuu Arc, Otowa Hyouko of the Six Comrades uses a hookah, and in a flashback, the traitor I'izuka is seen once smoking a kiseru.
** Saitou is just badass enough to be a 'good smoking' exception.
* One of the more famous aspects of Doronjo in ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}'' is her habit of carrying a long, rather odd-looking pipe. In ''Tatsunoko Versus Capcom'', she uses it as a weapon.
* In a {{filler}} ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' case, there's an UpperClassTwit who smokes. He ends up as the victim of the week. [[spoiler: In fact, a guy who was jealous of him for fancying the same girl tried to use his smoking habits to go MurderTheHypotenuse by poisoning his cigarette filters. The twit had the habit of cutting said filters off, so he dodged death barely... And then he got killed by someone else.]]
** In another case, there's a VERY bitchy chain smoker who is one of the suspects for killing a loan shark. [[spoiler: She's the SympatheticMurderer, as she killed said loan shark for driving her boyfriend to suicide.]]
* In ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', the villainous Yubaba smokes a cigarette and exhales billowing clouds of smoke right into [[SecondFaceSmoke Sen's face]]. Her nicer sister Zeniba is not seen smoking.
* ''Manga/{{Mushishi}}'' protagonist Ginko is an unusual example of a non-{{Badass}} good guy who smokes cigarillos - he's rarely seen without one. Likely more of a tool than a vice, though, as the smoke they give off keeps [[TheFairFolk mushi]] from getting too close for comfort.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* '''MarvelComics'''
** Before the climate changed against smoking, [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]] used to smoke a pipe.
** The Thing has been known to chomp on cigars, as has ComicBook/NickFury. This was because their shared co-creator Creator/JackKirby loved cigars, and put elements of himself into both characters.
** ''The Comicbook/XMen'':
*** ComicBook/KittyPryde only smokes when she's been somehow turned evil or possessed by something evil. The regular, non-possessed Kitty learned a long time ago that she had no interest in smoking after trying one of Wolverine's cigars in a moment of extreme frustration. A scene that Marvel would never allow in the modern era, since Kitty was only 15 at the time.
*** {{Wolverine}} used to smoke cigars, but eventually gave up the habit, specifically directly after losing his adamantium to ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'s cruelty; his healing power got extremely taxed during that incident, which may have something to do with it (in-universe, at least). Paraphrasing:
--->'''Wolverine:''' Time I gave those nasty things up, anyway.
*** ComicBook/{{Gambit}} was also known to smoke in his early appearances in the 90s.
** Mob boss ComicBook/TheKingpin originally had a cigarette holder, but switched to villainous cigars after they went out of style.
** J. Jonah Jameson chomps on a cigar. He's a blowhard, but a good guy. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Kinda.]]
** ComicBook/HowardTheDuck also had a cigar.
** In reprints of the original 1940's ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, Steve Rogers can be seen smoking a pipe. This gets the "correct to the era" exemption (probably why Marvel didn't photoshop the pipe out).
*** His ArchEnemy TheRedSkull smokes a cigarette on a holder, often using it to conceal his [[PerfectPoison Dust of Death]] and use it on an enemy.
** Dr. Stephen Strange, the man who eventually became Comicbook/DoctorStrange, is shown lighting a cigarette ''in the operating room'' immediately after performing a surgery. In context, it indicates how self-centered he was.
** On the evil side of the equation, Bullseye was often seen lighting up cigarettes before Marvel banned them.

* '''DCComics'''
** Daily Planet chief Perry White was known to smoke cigars at one point. He was also a blowhard, but a good guy.
** A cigarette holder is part of the Penguin's iconic look.
** ComicBook/LexLuthor is often shown smoking those evil cigars. Well, he is incredibly rich...
** In the earlier days of the company, nearly every heroic character who was "respectable" (IE - Businessmen like Bruce Wayne or alien scientists from the future like Brainiac 5) was shown smoking pipes constantly.
** Franchise/{{Batman}} has been seen smoking a pipe in his Bruce Wayne identity as late as 1980 in an issue of New Teen Titans. He was addressing Robin in a fatherly way while relaxing in his armchair.
** In ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', Desire not only smokes all the time, but he/she is apparently just ''lighting'' its cigarettes ''constantly''. This is possibly a subtle ShoutOut to Creator/OscarWilde: "''A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied.''" A perfect habit for the incarnation of desire.
** [[ComicBook/TheAuthority Jenny Sparks]] is a chainsmoker. It gets to the point where she is seen with a cigarette almost 3/4 of the time.
** Jenny Quantum picks up the habit.
** When it was revealed that [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Terra]] was TheMole, she took to smoking. In this case, however, it was to provide a more mature look to the rather immature looking character.
** ComicBook/{{Deadshot}} constantly chainsmokes whenever he's unmasked and not killing something.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', The Comedian smokes cigars, while Laurie and other side characters smoke cigarettes, though they look vastly different from what we would know them to be, given the divergent technology. Technically, they're actually ''pipes''.
* ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'': Spider Jerusalem forces his non-smoking assistant to ''start''. He's the hero, [[JerkAss kind]] [[AntiHero of]]. At least he seems to keep a good supply of "anti-cancer traits" on hand, and always tells the new assistant where they are just after telling them to start smoking; so, at least within The City, smoking isn't particularly harmful. According to a flashback, [[spoiler:his ex-wife]] smoked from an octodecuple (that's ''eighteen'') cigarette holder.
* ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'' has a wolf who smokes cigarettes and occasionally cigars to mask [[spoiler:the scent of his One True Love and]] the general scent of the city. He's a [[NobleWolf heroic badass example]], but unusual in that he has a specific reason for smoking.
* Miss Misery in ''ComicBook/{{Sleeper}}''. For her to stay perfectly healthy, she has to do bad things, which is why she's always seen smoking.
* ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'''s John Constantine. Good badass smoker, and doesn't even have to worry about lung cancer [[spoiler:thanks to his triple devil deal]].
* ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}''. Jesse smokes constantly, even pausing to light up mid fight on more than one occasion.
* [[Characters/{{Superman}} Manchester Black]]
** His sister [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueElite Vera]] also develops a smoking habit [[spoiler:as she increasingly becomes convinced that he's inside her head]].

* '''Other Comics'''
** ComicBook/LuckyLuke used to smoke until he quit and switched to a ''piece of straw'' circa 1983.
** In the DonaldDuck comicverse, Donald himself smoked until the climate changed. Now only bad guys such as Black Pete are seen to smoke.
** If a witch in ''WitchGirls'' or ''WitchGirls Tales'' is smoking, they're a wicked witch. Especially if they're a child at the time. Cigarette holders are favored, but not mandatory.
** ComicBook/ScottPilgrim has a personal aversion to smoking to the point that he believes smoking to be a sign of being evil.
** ''WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman'', according to TheOtherWiki.
** Emperor Zombie in ''ComicBook/TheAmazingScrewOnHead'' actually smokes a ''scholar'' to learn everything he knows. Miraculously, it actually works. The fact that he was smoking and killing a person at the exact same time kind of seals the deal on that one.
* GreatDetective from Germany, ''ComicStrip/NickKnatterton'', smokes pipe. He's from TheFifties.
* German comic ''ComicBook/LulaUndYankee'' had ''gummy bear'' cigarettes at one point. As Lula commented, this was a case of decadent smoking.
* ''ComicBook/SinCity'' is filled with smokers:
** [[AntiHero Marv and Dwight]] both smoke cigarettes.
** [[MsFanservice Gail]] smokes thin cigarettes that look like cigarillos but Dwight mentions that they're Russian.
** Senator Roarke chomps down on cigars since he's rich, powerful, and evil.
** Neither [[TheHero Wallace nor John Hartigan]] smoke and they're the nicest "heroes" in Sin City.
* ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'''s enemies often smoked to indicate they were evil. Whereas cigarettes and cigars were often prominent, cigarette holders were reserved for the incredibly pompous, egotistical blowhards, such as General Tara, a self-centered dictator who brandished one easily a foot in length. It was an effective touch by artist Sy Barry as the accessory was obviously intended to affect a superior, haughty air, and when used by a fat, barbaric paramilitary type, very effete. When he was feeling his most smug and content, he blew smoke rings, often while anticipating some sadistic act, such as torturing the Phantom's fiancée, Diana Palmer in "The Tyrant of Tarakimo." In the story's sequel, he huffs lazy smoke rings from a massively ornate throne to indicate his satisfaction after his henchmen successfully kidnap Diana, presenting her to him in harem outfit.
* In ''ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer'', the two heroes are often seen smoking pipe. Olrik, their {{Archenemy}}, is often shown with a cigarette holder.
* In ''ComicBook/AstroCity,'' this is played straight with Julius Furst, a CigarChomper of the old school. It is, however, subverted with his BadassBookworm brother Augustus; WordOfGod is that the pipe he keeps in his mouth is actually a portable energy source, which is simply pipe-shaped for portability and habit.

[[folder:Film -Animated]]
* ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''
** Cruella [=DeVil=] not only smokes, but for added evil, uses a cigarette holder. Indeed, no animated film ever made smoking look more disgusting than this film with Cruella polluting the air with green smoke and putting out her cigarette in a pastry.
** In addition, the quick scene where Jasper Badun contemptuously flicks cigar ash onto Horace's sandwich bread is even more stomach churning.
** Disney released quit-smoking ads on their [=DVDs=] featuring clips of Cruella and her ''greeeeeen'' smoke. [[note]]Mid-2015 and up. In 2008-early 2015, a Disney/{{Pinocchio}}-themed ad was used. See the entry below.[[/note]]
** Roger smokes as well, but he smokes a pipe.
* In ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'', [[MagicalNegro Uncle Remus]] smokes a pipe. Along with one of the animated frogs. [[OldShame Disney's already tried to cover up THAT film]] for [[FairForItsDay entirely]] [[UnfortunateImplications different]] [[MoralGuardians reasons]]...
* Jim Dear in ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' also smokes a pipe.
* Practically everyone smokes in ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', including the hero, but seeing how the movie is set in the Victorian Era, it shouldn't really be a surprise.
** Basil, the quick-thinking detective, smokes a pipe.
** [[BigBad Ratigan]], the world's greatest... [[BerserkButton mouse]] and criminal mind, uses a cigarette holder.
* Disney:
** Donald Duck, as much as people don't remember it now, was a sailor. He cursed up a storm (in duck quacks), he got mad, and yes, he smoked cheap stogies. Huey, Dewey, and Louie once got a taste of the 'forced excessive smoking' part of the trope above. Of course, it being Donald...
** Early in ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' the kindly Gepetto smokes a pipe. That is the only smoking in the film that isn't evil smoking. The villains Honest John, Gideon, and Stromboli smoke cigars, and the most villainous character, the Coachman, smokes a pipe while also encouraging the boys he abducts at Pleasure Island to smoke cigars including Pinocchio and Lampwick; when they do so, it's a sign they're being corrupted.
** Jose Carioca from ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'' also smoked a cigar, but he doesn't smoke one anymore in ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse''.
** The Caterpillar smokes a hookah ominously, as he does in the book. Also, the Walrus smokes a cigar.
** Sykes in ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' smokes a cigar and wears a suit. Fagin is seen choking on the smoke in one scene.
** Hades, the villain from ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' smokes a cigar, lighting it with [[FingerSnapLighter his thumb]]. Since this movie takes place in Ancient Greece, this is an [[AnachronismStew anachronistic]] example.
* Warren T. Rat in ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' smoked cigars, blowing smoke rings and dollar signs to cue the audience in to the fact that he's really a villain and tricking Fievel.
* Carface in ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'', who is practically an {{Expy}} of Warren, does the same. If someone smokes in a Creator/DonBluth movie, they're a villain.
* Ariel from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' grabs the meerscham pipe on the dinner table when she sees it. Eric's guardian starts to tell her about it when she blows into it, thinking, because of Scuttle, that it would make music.
* In ''Anime/LittleNemoAdventuresInSlumberland'', only the nuisance Flip smokes and multiple characters including the title character order him to stop. In the early 20th century [[ComicStrip/LittleNemo comic]], Flip was far more amoral (though friends with the title character) and again the most prevalent smoker, never going anywhere without a cigar in his mouth (Nemo's mom thinks he is a troublemaker because of his cigars), though Nemo's father is shown smoking a few times too.
* Mobster Salvatore Valestra in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' is shown in flashbacks as a heavy cigar smoker. In the scenes taking place in the movie's "present", the cigars took such a toll on him that he's constantly wheezing and has to carry around an oxygen tank.

[[folder:Film -Live Action]]
* Cruella de Vil also has this habit in the live-action ''Film/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''. The sequel, ''Film/OneHundredAndTwoDalmatians'', uses her attitude towards smoking as an indicator of her "Ella" personality (who now hated it) and the return of "Cruella" (who loved it).
* ''Film/{{Starman}}'':
** In a subversion, Shermin is a good and gentle sort, who smokes a cigar. He's actually the one who arranges it so Jenny and her alien companion get away. And he [[SecondFaceSmoke blows smoke in the general's face]] to indicate he's glad he did it, even though it might well be the end of his career.
** Jenny is also shown smoking in the opening scene, which helps establish that she is upset about her husband's loss.
* Soldiers smoke in war movies. Grunts are generally seen smoking cigarettes, while colonels and generals smoke cigars.
* One of Creator/TerryThomas' trademarks was smoking using a cigarette holder. He almost always played upper-class scoundrels.
* Satine in ''Film/MoulinRouge'' is shown smoking a cigarette in a holder (evil smoking, though she is [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold secretly idealistic and ambitious]]). DVD commentary revealed it was Nicole Kidman's screen test for the character, which explains why Satine is never seen smoking except in that one shot.
* Tough Guy LoveInterest Carlos Oliveira in ''Film/ResidentEvilExtinction'', lit up a joint and took a puff, as the zombies were closing in on him. This was also his HeroicSacrifice, only not so much as he was a ZombieInfectee and would've had to have been killed anyway. The previous film portrayed Jill as hard ass and bitchy, and smoked, in contrast to her more GoodIsNotSoft portrayal in the games.
* ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' is granted the suspension for toughness. The tough heroine Marion Ravenwood smokes during her meeting with Todt in her saloon, and blows smoke in his face and makes him cough. Watch it on [=YouTube=] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYFYumKhtE0 here, starting around 4:40]].
* In ''Film/SantaClausConquersTheMartians '', Santa Claus is depicted smoking a pipe in many scenes before being kidnapped byMmartians.
* A subversion and a straight example feature at the same time in ''Film/{{Chicago}}''. "The Cell Block Tango": Velma Kelly being very sexy and smoking. But she's an incarcerated murderess who sings "HE HAD IT COMIN'!" about the victim, so she's also evil. So the smoking makes her more evil than all the non-smokers with ImplausibleDeniability.
* Helena's EvilTwin in ''Film/MirrorMask'' smokes (and snogs goth boys! Ick!), though never on screen. Even the commentary admits that this is a bit odd.
* ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'':
** The Comedian chomps cigars, lighting one with the torch of his flamethrower, to show that he's a BadAss as well as a JerkAss.
** Silhouette uses a cigarette holder as she does in the comics.
* ''Franchise/{{Hellboy}}'' is a heroic badass and smokes cigars.
** The [[Film/{{Hellboy}} first film]] has a scene near the end which illustrates Hellboy's and Director Manning's grudging respect of each other with them bonding over cigars.
** By the second film, Hellboy's loose adherence to the rules has reduced Manning to bribing him with Cuban cigars. ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'' actually has a disclaimer at the end of the credits (next to "this is a work of fiction" and "NoAnimalsWereHarmed") explicitly stating that the film's depictions of smoking are for dramatic purposes only and should not be taken to imply anything positive about smoking in real life.
* In ''Film/IndependenceDay'', Steve only smokes cigars at the end of any aerial dogfight he wins, because he's the hero. David, on the other hand, spends the whole movie as an over the top green type. He berated his father for smoking cigarettes. But after he and Steve have saved the world (and they light up Victory Cigars together), he cheerfully tells his father, "Oh, I could get used to it."
* In ''Film/TheCore'', Zimsky was the self-serving JerkAss through the entire movie, and had been denied his cigs by the rest of the cast. Due to the tendency of {{Disaster Movie}}s to off the cast one member at a time, he finally ends up alone with his cigs, just in time for a RedemptionEqualsDeath soliloquy.
* Snake Plissken, tough guy BadAss from ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', smokes through that movie, and actually got the final shot with a PowerWalk and a cigarette. In ''Film/EscapeFromLA'' he doesn't have access to cigarettes until the end, in which he illuminates his face purely with the light of his match. In fact, the film is supportive of smoking rights. John Carpenter himself is a chain smoker.
** Really, most (if not all) of John Carpenter's films include at least one scene in which a major character smokes a cigarette.
* In ''Film/XXx'', only the bad guys smoke. One villain gets killed when his cigarette attracts a heat-seeking missile to him.
--> '''Xander''': I told him that cigarette would kill him some day.
* The RichBitch villainess of the 1995 live-action ''Film/{{Casper}}'' movie smoked cigarettes.
* Mr. Banks in ''Film/MaryPoppins'' smoked a pipe. We never actually ''see'' this, but he mentions it in "The Life I Lead":
-->''At 6:01, I march through my door''\\
''My slippers, sherry and pipe are due at 6:02''\\
''Consistent is the life I lead!''
* In ''Film/GhostRider'', the police try GoodCopBadCop on Johnny, and the good cop asks if he can have a cig. Johnny indicates he doesn't mind, but the Ghost Rider powers are in ready mode, and the cop's lighter flares up wildly.
* John [=McClane=] lights up a cig in the limo in the first five minutes of ''Film/DieHard''. He is proven to be a BadAss.
** Also notable in his scene with Hans. The fact that Hans -masquerading as an escaped hostage- holds his cigarette with his thumb and index finger is just one of the things that helps clue John in.
* In the 1970s ''Film/{{Superman}}'' ComicBook/LoisLane not only smoked, but she smoked Marlboros. Because Marlboros are thought to be a manly cigarette, this was probably characterization for Lois Lane as a {{tomboy}}. Superman does warn her about the dangers of smoking as she does so, and in the distant sequel ''Film/SupermanReturns'', actually blows out her lighter before she can light them. As a sign of changing times, Lois smoking is treated as a slightly bigger deal in ''Returns''.
* In ''Film/SpaceJam'', CorruptCorporateExecutive Swackhammer smokes cigars.
* In the first of the ''Film/CharliesAngels'' movies, Eric Knox and the Thin Man both smoke.
* The entire cast of ''Film/EventHorizon'' shares a cigarette early in the film, which works as kind of a "Three on a match" callback. Thing is, that includes both good and evil characters.
* In ''Film/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'', Raoul Duke (an amoral, ChaoticNeutral / TheHedonist character, at best, when he's away from his typewriter) constantly smokes cigarettes from a cigarette holder (which Depp stole from the real HST, after he followed him around to get his characterization down), just like the real Hunter S. Thompson. Several critics complained that the cigarette holder always clenched between JohnnyDepp's teeth made some of his dialogue unintelligible. As an interesting side note, Duke holds the cigarette holder with a lit cigarette in it in his mouth constantly, but he is never shown actually ''smoking'' the damn thing.
* ''Film/TheStrawberryBlonde'': As part of her faux-sophisticated act, Amy asks Biff for a cigarette. Later she admits that she only put one in her mouth once and didn't like it. At the end, Virginia asks Biff for a cigarette and smokes it, showing how coarse and hardened she's become.
* In ''Film/{{Oldboy 2003}}'', when the protagonist smokes his first cigarette after 15 years of imprisonment (during which he [[TookALevelInBadass has become quite the badass]]), he [[ThisMeansWar takes it away from a gang member's mouth]].
* In ''Film/KillBill'' Elle Driver smokes, and it is definitely evil smoking.
* ''Film/{{Constantine}}''
** Papa Midnite subverts the cigarillo trope by being a good/neutral witch-doctor turned bartender.
** Constantine smoked excessively, only to find out he has cancer at the beginning of the movie. [[spoiler: After Constantine willingly sacrifices himself to save the world (allowing him to enter heaven), Satan ends up curing his cancer to keep him alive so he can claim him later.]] At the end of the movie, he's seen popping gum in his mouth.
* The Ghostbusters smoke in the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} their first film]]. It's not necessarily ''[[SmokingIsCool cool]]'', but it does help ground the heroes as working-class stiffs.
* The first sign of Henry's evil in ''Film/TheGoodSon'' is that he smokes. And gets Mark to smoke too.
* The evil Smokers in ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' not only rely on smoke-spewing gasoline engines, but also seem to have an unlimited source of cigarettes.
* In the 1997 version of ''Film/{{The Borrowers|1997}}'', Mr. Potter smoked a cigar while wearing a suit and being played by overweight actor John Goodman. Guess what his alignment was.
* As noted in the comics section above, actors portraying the ''Batman'' villain Penguin have appeared with a long cigarette-holder in their mouths or hands, in order to play up the character's snobbery and moral degeneracy. Ironically, both actors who played this character in live action -- Burgess Meredith and [[Film/BatmanReturns Danny De Vito]] -- were nonsmokers at the time. Rumor has it that Meredith's distinctive "waugh waugh waaaaugh" laugh was to cover up the cough that the herbal cigarettes caused.
* Film/JamesBond makes his big-screen debut with a cigarette hanging out of the corner of his mouth. Good guys and bad guys alike smoke a variety of cigars and cigarettes throughout the series (although this has declined in recent decades). ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' has Bond exploit this trope twice against the bad guys, who smoked.
* The era-appropriate exemption is played with in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', as Eddie Valiant either borrows or buys some cigarettes from some people he met on the Red Line trolley. The exemption is also thrown into sharper relief by the fact that it's a ''bunch of kids'' that supplied them.
* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'': SS officer Hans Landa's FauxAffablyEvil personality is embellished by his huge and cartoonishly extravagant calabash pipe.
* In ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus'', [[LouisCypher Mr. Nick]] is usually seen with a cigarette holder in his mouth.
* The movie ''Film/ThankYouForSmoking'' (set in the early '90s) featured this prominently, pointing out the idea of Hollywood getting paid to advertise smoking, as Big Tobacco was trying to find a mass market appeal again while facing allegations that cigarettes cause cancer. For extra irony, the film never actually shows anyone smoking.
* This trope is invoked in the film version of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''; even though only good guys smoke in the movies, Aragorn is made to look sinister in his first appearance by having him smoke in the shadows, with the fire glinting off his eyes.
* In the 1961 version of ''Film/CapeFear'', villain Cady smokes Scummy Bastard cigars, while heroic Bowden does not smoke.
* Doubly inverted in ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'': Angel Eyes (the Bad) smokes a pipe, but this makes him a Distinguished Badass rather than a Distinguished Gentleman. Of course, this is ''Lee Van Cleef'' we're talking about, so the Badass comes with the territory; he could have played a transsexual florist and been a Badass Transsexual Florist. Blondie smokes cigarillos, but is the Good (relatively, within the spectrum of GreyAndGreyMorality).
* Which leads to ''Film/ForAFewDollarsMore'', in which Col. Mortimer's pipe (incidentally, a gorgeous example) makes him a Distinguished Gentleman Badass.
* ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'': Good people are portrayed as victims of smoking (Derek's mom), evil people enjoy smoking (all dem neo-Nazis). Derek specifically criticizes Danny for smoking and gently criticizes his mother for the same.
--> '''Derek:''' She's coughing her lungs out and you're blowing this shit in her face all day?
* Davy Jones smokes a pipe during his introduction in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'', and ''damn'' if it doesn't make him about five times scarier. He lights the thing with a fuse of the type normally used for firing cannon, he's completely silent while lighting it and glaring into the eyes of a terrified doomed soul, he blows the fuse out with a gust of smoke from some sort of [[FishPeople hollow tentacle breathing tube]] on the side of his face, and only ''then'' does he go into his "Do ye fear death?" spiel [[SecondFaceSmoke while blowing smoke into the guy's face]].
* In ''Film/PeachBlossomWeepsTearsOfBlood'', a RichBitch mother refuses to allow her son to marry a poor peasant woman, even after the son has knocked the peasant woman up. The snobby, bitchy mother is frequently shown smoking from an elaborate cigarette holder.

* In the famous Christmas poem ''Twas The Night Before Christmas'', SantaClaus smokes, and the smoke encircles his head like a wreath.
* In one of the ''Literature/AlexRider'' books, one of the characters smokes, and Alex specifically comments that he thought he would take better care of himself. He turns out to [[spoiler:be TheMole]].
* Literature/SherlockHolmes smokes a pipe in most adaptations of his story. Probably because the screechy violin and the fact that he did cocaine in the books made it a case of choosing the lesser evil. He also smokes cigarettes in the original stories, but that detail rarely makes it into other adaptations, probably at least in part because of the prominence of this trope.
* Literature/{{Discworld}}
** The thoroughly BadAss Commander Samuel Vimes smokes cigars after he gives up drinking following his marriage to Sybil Ramkin in ''Discworld/MenAtArms''.
** Adora Belle Dearheart, in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' and ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', is clearly one of the good guys and an unabashed chainsmoker. She is also sexy, a badass, and [[SmokingIsCool cool]] to the point of chilliness.
** On a minor note, the goddess Anoia[[note]]Goddess of Things Getting Stuck In Drawers, but after Moist von Lipwig namedrops her for a bit of "providence" the spike in popularity has her tipped for Goddess of Lost Causes[[/note]] is also a chainsmoker, and smelling cigarette smoke is supposedly a sign that you're in her presence, but it doesn't come up much since she features most prominently in ''Going Postal'' and ''Making Money'', and thus her presence is rather overshadowed by that of Adora Belle.[[note]]A long-time follower of Anoia, and [[WildMassGuessing theorized to be her avatar.]][[/note]] Justified because she's implied to have been a volcano goddess in prehistoric times.
** It's also mentioned in ''Going Postal'' that the sort of craftsman who smokes a pipe, and is therefore prepared to go through the methodical processes of tamping down, knocking out, etc., can be relied upon to be methodical in his work as well. Coincidentally, in RealLife Bernard Pearson of the Discworld Emporium smokes a pipe.
* Stephane Maturin of Patrick O'Brian's ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' series smokes a pipe on occasion. He also struggles with a laudanum addiction throughout the series, gets addicted to coca leaves in the later books, and experiments with various other drugs that he comes across.
* In ''ForgottenRealms'', one of [[http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Elminster_Aumar Elminster's]] "trademarks" is a pipe spewing vile blue or green smoke. {{Justified|Trope}}: magic in [=FR=] requires material components (a burning pipe provides several) and Elminster is immune to mundane ailments like smoker's cough (...and some poisons, and the need to sleep). The pipe itself holds lots of enchantments (e.g. it's able to follow its owner, teleporting when necessary) and is the activation key to some others.
* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', smoking is not an indicator of good or evil but of culture, as smoking is not universally known or done.
** Smoking is practised by the hobbits and men of the Shire and Bree-land, and by the Dwarves and Northern Dúnedain who adapted it from them. Elves do not smoke, and in the Southern human lands it is unknown. The actual smoking is done by pipe, and in the recreational-at-rest rather than the chain-smoking way. The hobbits are quite proud of the fact that, although they were not the first to cultivate pipe-weed, they ''can'' lay claim to the idea of smoking it.
** Saruman is also a smoker, secretly picking it up after having seen Gandalf smoke, although in the open he ridiculed him for it. Amusingly, in ''Literature/UnfinishedTalesOfNumenorAndMiddleEarth'', the scene where Saruman berates Gandalf's smoking indicates that Saruman the Wise couldn't figure out the function or purpose of smoking without being explained; he assumed that it was a toy Gandalf had invented to make funny shapes with smoke. The idea of soothing herbs completely missed him.
* In ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'', Roland smokes. [[DeliberateValuesDissonance He thinks it's healthy.]] Given that he lives in an alternate world, it may very well be.
* Creator/NealStephenson's ''Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}'' shows its present-day protagonist ''becoming'' a smoker as part of his character arc, mostly as a way of implying that he's loosening up and adapting to a more varied and dangerous lifestyle. His girlfriend gets the toughness exemption, and one WWII-era protagonist the historical exemption. It was more that he would accept a cigarette when someone offered him one, rather than fretting about the health implications of one cigarette every couple of months or so; there is nothing to suggest he had acquired a pack-a-day habit.
* The character Halloween smokes cloves in ''Literature/Idlewild'' as part of his teenage rebellion. He is very cool. The character Pandora also smokes cloves, presumably for the same reason, perhaps because [[spoiler:she loves Halloween and wants to share something with him.]]
* Commander Julius Root of ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' fame is well known for constantly having a cigar in his mouth, though his are not made of tobacco but of some unnamed (and nasty-smelling) fungus. He's pretty BadAss, but mostly he's DaChief, so he's contractually obligated to have one.
* Everybody in ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'' smokes and one of the very many [[CharacterFilibuster filibusters]] in that novel is about how appropriate it is to smoke while thinking: this notorious "point of light" argument is one thing that Rand haters and Rand fans both generally agree on.
* In ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', a well-known ship thief named Niles Ferrier smokes [[CallARabbitASmeerp carabbaba tabac cigarras]] - think small cigar with beige smoke - and the smell of carabbaba tabac smoke is something various characters use to pinpoint the man's location. He's scum. The heroes use him, and Thrawn pays him to do various things, but no one likes him and it's not hard to see why.
** Elsewhere in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, Lando Calrissian occasionally smokes a cigarra, but not at all often. Possibly only when he was young.
** Dannik Jerriko in ''Literature/TalesFromTheMosEisleyCantina'' and ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' smokes. He calls it a disgusting habit, and persists all the same (one of the people whose brains he ate was a smoker so he ended up addicted). In ''Galaxy of Fear'' he actually uses his smoking as an alibi, pointing to the amount of ash in his living area as a sign that he couldn't have been out murdering people.
* In most continuities where he appears, [[Literature/PeterPan Captain Hook]] is fond of cigars, and has a holder that lets him smoke two at once.
* Smokers in ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** Mundungus Fletcher, [[PetRat Dumbledore's ear to the underground]] and a [[ConMan dealer in goods of questionable provenance]].
** Professor Grubbly-Plank smokes as well
** This may be a case of WriterOnBoard; Creator/JKRowling is an admitted ex-smoker.
* Fitz Kreiner from the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures smokes a lot -- he once admitted to smoking thirty a day. But he's from the 1960s and [[AntiHero not altogether]] [[ChivalrousPervert a paragon]] [[CowardlyLion of morality]], anyway. The writers go so far in [[AnAesop demonstrating its ill effects on his health]] as to have him cough up BloodFromTheMouth at one point[[labelnote:1]][[WhatHappenedToTheMouse it's never brought up again, though]][[/labelnote]], and other characters often tell him off for it[[labelnote:2]]he rarely smokes in the TARDIS because the Doctor disapproves[[/labelnote]], but whenever he tries to quit he falls OffTheWagon.
* Music/KinkyFriedman smokes cigars but BadAss may not be the best way to describe him.
* The early ''[[Literature/TheCatWhoSeries Cat Who...]]'' books were written in the 1960s and depicted the main character as a pipe smoker. The series was discontinued after only a few books, but revived close to 20 years later. At that point, attitudes about smoking had greatly changed and within a couple books into the relaunch, a female doctor convinced Qwilleran to drop the pipe.
* In ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel'' and ''Literature/TheNakedSun'', Elijah Baley smokes a pipe. He quits before the third book.
* In ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat'', the protagonist smokes cigars. He used to have an alternate persona (used to actually commit crimes) which smoked cigarettes.
* The ''Literature/JamesBond'' novels ditch all the smoking tropes here. Good guys smoke, bad guys don't. If the bad guy does smoke, it's invariably cheap, low quality cigarettes. Bond himself smokes as an indicator of how little he cares about anything. He knows he's hurting himself by doing it, he just doesn't care.
* In the ''Literature/{{Newsflesh}}''-verse, smoking is back in vogue, more-or-less. It can no longer cause cancer thanks to the ManMadePlague, but it can still cause emphysema. So people smoking is no indication of their morality one way or the other.
* PlayedWith in ''Literature/HonorHarrington''. Citizen Admiral Lester Tourville smokes cigars, as part of a carefully cultivated image of unprofessionalism that he uses to [[ObfuscatingStupidity prevent the Committee of Public Safety from seeing him as worthy of their attention]]. Once the threat of the Committee has been done away with, Tourville realizes to his chagrin that [[BecomingTheMask he has become addicted and is unable to quit.]] His superiors, without comment, make a point of having his assigned seat at any given meeting be below the return vent for the ventilation systems, which he takes as a tacit acceptance of the practice.
* The ''Literature/DragonKnight'' series manages a series of exceptions leading to one (brief) instance of heroic ''opium'' smoking. The protagonist is recovering from bubonic plague, local medicine is around the Dark Age level, opium is realistically the most practical painkiller available in the world, and once he's coherent enough to realize what he's been given he immediately checks with an expert on the issue of addiction.
* In the Literature/VorkosiganSaga, there are a couple of examples:
** In [[Literature/CordeliasHonor Cordelia's Honor]], Cordelia's creepy psychotherapist Dr Mehta lights up at the start of a therapy session - though she doesn't inhale [[spoiler:because the smoke is actually a truth drug]].
** In [[Literature/TheWarriorsApprentice The Warrior's Apprentice]], Baz has to pretend he's a DrillSergeantNasty type, and insists that he can only do this if he has a cigar as a prop, since the man he's modelling his performance on was a CigarChomper.
* The Herdmans, the Worst Kids In the World from ''Literature/TheBestChristmasPageantEver'', all smoke cigars. [[ValuesDissonance Even the girls.]]

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* A majority of situation comedies prior to 1960 featured main protagonists who smoked cigarettes ... too many to list in their entirety, but a few examples:
** ''Series/ILoveLucy'': A blatant example, where all four leads smoked on a regular basis, especially in pre-1956 episodes where Little Ricky became a prominent member.
** ''The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show'': George regularly smoked a cigar throughout each episode; Burns was a lifelong smoker.
** ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'': It is implied Ward (the father) smokes a pipe, as he owns a collection of said pipes and has tobacco inside. In one episode, Beaver and Larry fill one of Ward's pipes with tobacco ash and light it – and Wally gets the blame! (The misunderstanding is cleared up, of course.)
* ''Series/MyThreeSons'': Steve smoked a pipe. In several late 1960s episodes, Robbie also smoked a pipe.
* ''Series/AllInTheFamily'': Although depicted later on as unhealthful, Archie Bunker was a cigar smoker. This was virtually eliminated by the time the show was retooled as ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace''.
* ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'': Charles Ingalls regularly smoked a pipe. Michael Landon was a real-life smoker.
* Averted. Practically everyone smokes in ''Series/{{Caprica}}'', to tie in with the general "1950s USA in space" atmosphere.
* Both incarnations of Starbuck enjoy cigars (when they are available) on ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'', as an indication of their {{Badass}}ness and masculinity/{{Tomboy}}ishness.
* The reimagined ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' has this in multiple episodes:
** It usually arrives in the form of a victory cigar for Viper pilot protagonists Apollo and/or Starbuck. Some of the other pilots also smoke the odd celebratory cigar. Justified in that a common celebratory gesture after successful combat missions actually ''is'' a cigar.
** Baltar smokes fancy cigarettes.
** [[DrJerk Doctor Cottle]] chain-smokes cigarettes in his own sickbay.
** Bill Adama is implied to smoke (he carries a lighter his father gave him), and later is seen smoking [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar a herbal blend]] with President Roslin.
* In an homage to the 1978 ''Superman'' film, ''Series/{{Smallville}}'''s Lois Lane is seen smoking in her debut episode, however she's trying to quit, and apparently does so because we never see her smoke again or hear it mentioned.
* Series/TheAddamsFamily:
** Morticia Addams subverted it. She'd ask, "Do you mind if I smoke?" then began randomly emitting smoke.
** Gomez, on the other hand, smoked cigars.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** Angelus smokes once over the course of both series -after he's just killed a prostitute and sucked the smoke directly out of her neck. In fact once Angel turns evil, one of the very first things he does after he teams up with the other villains is smoke a cigarette.
** Angel smokes few seconds before he sets his ex-girlfriends on fire. It's kinda a plot point.
** Angel also smokes in season 2 during a flashback.
** Nearly every character seen smoking in the Buffyverse is evil, doomed, or under a spell.
** Faith survived sharing a cigarette with Spike in season 7. Oddly, she smoked as an AntiHero but never as a full-on villain. [[FridgeBrilliance Maybe it's to help with the extreme stress of allying with those who would be happy to see her dead, as well as, y'know, the saving the world thing]]. Also, when she was a villain it would have been the Mayor preventing her, since he wouldn't want DaddysLittleVillain engaging in such a nasty habit.
** In the episode [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Band_Candy ''Band Candy'']], both Joyce and Giles smoke. Joyce lives for another two seasons, and Giles [[spoiler: is killed in Season 8.]]
** Spike smokes cigarettes throughout the series. He is already dead. Of course, given the extreme susceptibility Buffyverse vampires have towards KillItWithFire, this makes him quite the badass by itself.
*** In Season 5, with Spike having moved from Villain to AntiHero, the writers humorously make a point that his smoking isn't stupid only because he's already dead: Xander says as Spike lights a cigarette, "Those things'll kill you" and Spike gives him a look as a reminder that he's already dead.
** Harmony takes up smoking specifically because she's evil. Unfortunately, she's as terrible at smoking as she is at [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain being evil]].
** Lorne seems to be the "only smokes when stressed" type.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'' relied on this heavily for nearly eight seasons, The Cigarette Smoking Man (Aka [[FanNickname Cancer Man]]) being the most prominent example. Then they introduced Monica Reyes, who admitted that smoking was "not very FBI of [her]" and seemed sheepish about her habit, often making up excuses to go outside when she needed a cigarette. She claims she is trying to quit and is not shown smoking in Season 9. It seems possible that, given the series' previous use of smoking as a clear marker of evil, the trait was intended to confuse viewers as to whether or not they could trust her until her character was better-established.
* ''Series/{{Crusade}}'', in an homage to The X-Files (in fact, as part of a whole-episode homage to that show), played with this by having the episode's villain, an alien Man In Black, lighting up a cigarette at the episode's climax [[SmugSnake after explaining to the heroes how they have managed to convince their people]] of a planet-wide Earthling conspiracy being responsible for all the evils and incompetencies of their government. Of course, he didn't anticipate that Captain Gideon would simply reveal the entire conspiracy, including a recording of his monologue, to the entire planet's population, purely out of spite at him for being such a dick.
* In the ''Series/SmallWonder'' episode "Smoker's Delight", Jamie and Reggie experiment with tobacco in hope of becoming more popular in junior high school.
* Jayne in ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' smokes cigars. Whether this is because he's a bad rude man or a heroic badass is uncertain, but he is quite capable of getting through a bar fight without discarding his stogie.
* ''Series/PushingDaisies''' Emerson Cod is a tough guy who smokes a cigar. He's got a decent streak, though.
* In ''Series/SixFeetUnder'', Nate takes to smoking in secret as a way of rebelling against the constraints of his life.
* ''Series/MyOwnWorstEnemy'' has an interesting example: [[spoiler: The main character has been given a split personality. Ordinary nice guy family man Henry doesn't smoke. BadAssNormal spy guy Edward does.]]
* ''Series/MadMen''. ''Everyone'' smokes at some point, usually cigarettes. Regardless of moral status, actually. The main exceptions are Pete Campbell (it seems that Vincent Kartheiser has never been a smoker, and one of the rules of ''Mad Men'' is that [[RealLifeWritesThePlot only smokers or ex-smokers are permitted to smoke in the show]], even though the cigarettes are herbal) and Bert Cooper (where it fits in to his rather eccentric personality, which also includes being a bachelor into old age and decorating his office in the Japanese fashion and requiring visitors to it to remove their shoes--all quite weird in early '60s America).
* In the BBC series, ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'', everyone in the police station smoked (in 1973). Future boy Sam, with his unending morals and 21st century views, was the only one not to smoke, except for one time when it served to aid him in some way. An obvious reference to real seventies cop shows, especially ''Series/TheSweeney''.
* [[TheNthDoctor The Roger Delgado version]] of the Master smoked cigars on ''Series/DoctorWho''.
** And here's some bar trivia: [[BadassGrandpa The First Doctor]] lights up a pipe in his first story, which turns out to be an important plot point. The Fourth Doctor has a Turkish hookah in the TARDIS, although considering how much other stuff he picked up over the centuries, it doesn't imply he used it recently.
** Countess Scarlioni in ''City of Death'' was rarely ever seen without her cigarette holder. And yes, she was a villainess of the supremely classy type.
** In "The Enemy of the World", the Doctor's CriminalDoppelganger, Salamander, is a heavy cigar smoker, which is used as one of the distinguishing points between him and the Doctor.
* ''Series/{{QI}}'':
** They had an amusing take on Good Smoking, Evil Smoking; comparing a builder gesturing with a pipe while discussing his plans (and thereby looking solid and reliable) with another gesturing with a cigarette (and thereby looking shifty and untrustworthy).
** Creator/StephenFry mentions in one episode that he was the last person awarded Pipe Smoker of the Year. A gentleman if ever there was.
** BillBailey would often whip out a pen and pretend to smoke it when he felt like doing a rather posh stereotype. He brought a real pipe a couple of times but hasn't for a while presumably because the BBC has lots of rules when it comes to smoking on TV.
* Sarah Connor has quit smoking by time of ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''. Prone to lighting up in T2, one episode shows her in a bar proving the habit well and truly kicked. Just as well for her, too, since one of the things she missed while time-travelling was California's smoking ban.
* Lampshaded in an episode of ''Series/{{Flash Forward|2009}}'': "Only villains smoke. We know this, right? You may call me Flosso, and I'm a villain."
* ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' had a one episode villain who smoked, and ended up accidentally burning down a house. Her response? "You have insurance." The message is "smoking is evil and you should never be friends with smokers"
* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'':
** The second season omitted the ubiquitous smoking of the Elizabethan Era (except in the first episode, [[SmokingHotSex shortly after Edmund learnt "Bob" was a girl]]), but the fourth season showed Lt. George smoking cigarettes and Cpt. Blackadder with a pipe.
** The beginning of the Season 2 episode "Potato" had Blackadder remarking about how people were reacting to Sir Walter Raleigh's discovery of the potato, "people are smoking them, building houses out of them. They'll be eating them next". In the same scene Lord Melchett casually offers Blackadder a potato as one would a cigarette.
* Clove cigarettes are a sign that Kochanski's ex is a pretentious douchebag in ''Series/RedDwarf'', at least according to Lister. Then again, Lister also thinks the silly white hat he wears is a sign he's a pretentious douchebag, rather than a sign he's a chef.
** In a complete subversion, Ace Rimmer is seen smoking a cigarillo (usually a marker of "sleazy, low-level evil"), [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXYfnWRp1Q0 before skyboarding out of an aeroplane on a crocodile, stealing a parachute in mid-air, wiping out a base full of Nazis and rescuing a princess.]]
* ''Series/AmericanDreams '' play this straight at first with only characters like GoodBadGirl Roxanne and troubled cop Pete being smokers but later subverts it with Helen the shows moral compass being revealed as secret a smoker
* None of the main characters on ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' is a regular smoker, and Frasier and Niles usually come down against cigarettes - they are doctors, after all. Their intolerance apparently does not extend to ''cigars'', however, which Niles, Daphne, and Martin all enjoy puffing on in "Adventures in Paradise, Pt. 1".
* ''Series/MelrosePlace''
** When Sydney joined the show, she was shown smoking and with an ankle tattoo, the classic markers of a TroubledButCute GoodBadGirl.
** Similarly, the darker side of Kimberly's SplitPersonality accessorizes with black nail polish and cigarettes.
* In ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'', Mitchell and Webb parody the Evil Cigarette Holder in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9iQ1yU5Ops this sketch]].
* ''Series/TwinPeaks''
** Benjamin Horne, a CorruptCorporateExecutive, smokes cigars. [[spoiler:He later quits after his HeelFaceTurn in the second season.]].
** Jose Packard is shown smoking using a cigarette holder just before it is revealed that she is not so innocent and is scheming with Benjamin Horne
* Subject of a joke by Creator/DemetriMartin on ''Series/{{Important Things|WithDemetriMartin}}'': "A pipe is better than a bong...because when you're smoking one, you at least look like you're thinking about something."
* The very nasty Thomas and O'Brien of ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' do their best plotting together on their cigarette breaks, while BenevolentBoss Robert smokes cigars.
* Both good and evil variants are done on ''Series/DoctorWho''. The First Doctor is shown smoking a pipe [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness for about five seconds in the first serial]] and apparently quits afterwards. The Master, when he first shows up during the Third Doctor's run, is frequently shown smoking cigars as villainously as possible.

[[folder: Roleplay]]
* Used to varying degrees in ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG''. There were a number of characters who smoked for varying reasons. Cigarettes were commonly invoked by criminals or people with a shady past like Trigger, his partners, Snake, and Montoya, though granted they were also used by the comparatively more honest [[HardboiledDetective Detective Bogart]]. Clint Wayne often invoked the CigarChomper method which established him as a {{Badass}} [[TheGunslinger gunslinger]], though also justified by [[ItMakesSenseInContext him coming from a Western community]]. Meanwhile Angel Eyes likes to use the DistinguishedGentlemansPipe.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* In Wrestling/{{WCW}}, The Giant (now Wrestling/TheBigShow in WWE) would smoke cigarettes in the ring following a FaceHeelTurn late in his WCW run.
* [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth's]] 2011 WWE FaceHeelTurn saw him light up a cigarette after brutally assaulting Wrestling/JohnMorrison.

* In ''Theatre/DamnYankees'', Applegate mentions that he's trying to quit smoking after demonstrating his trick of pulling a lighted cigarette out of the air. One wonders whether FireAndBrimstoneHell would stop smoking if he did.
* One example of Mike Teavee's TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior in the 2013 adaptation of ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' is that, according to his mother, he smokes cigarettes. His parents have managed to get him down to two packs a day.
* In ''Theatre/CityOfAngels'', when FemmeFatale Alaura Kingsley takes a drag on Stone's cigarette after making him an offer he can't refuse:
-->'''Stone''': Nasty habit.\\
'''Alaura''': Only kind to have. ''(She returns the cigarette to his lips)''

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''
** Two notable characters both love the same brand of cigar and know John-117 quite well. Those two are Sergeant Johnson and Franklin Mendez. Mendez was in charge of the SPARTAN-[=IIs=] training.
** Captain Keyes has a pipe he carries with him and chews on occasionally, but doesn't smoke it due to various reasons.
*** Any character in the Halo 'verse can get away with smoking now, since cancer is out of the genome for most people. If you do get it, it's easily cured.
* Most of the characters in ''VideoGame/GrimFandango'' qualify due to the heavy FilmNoir influences in the game's plot. The gentle Meche smokes to show you how hard and jaded her experiences in the Underworld have made her. But they're all dead, so...
** Lampshaded in this exchange between Manny and literal [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Speed Demon]], Glottis:
--->'''Glottis''': It's not just a job, it's what I was created to do! If I get any farther away from a car than this, I'll get sick and die! It's like I'm not happy unless I'm breathing in the thick, black, nauseating fumes!
--->'''Manny''': *takes a very long drag of his cigarette* [[HypocriticalHumor I can't imagine...]]
* You can tell producer Dee Vasquez in ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' is bad news because she uses a cigarette holder.
* Elvis in ''VideoGame/GodHand'' constantly smokes a massive cigar and uses it to fight. When he dies, the cigar goes out.
* ''Franchise/MetalGear'': Solid Snake is a lifelong cigarette smoker whose smoking habit turns in handy in several ways during the games, while his original nemesis Big Boss has been a fan of cigars since at least [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater the 1960s]].
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'': BigBad [[spoiler:Senator Armstrong]] is the only character in-game who smokes, and being a CorruptPolitician, he smokes cigars. He actually stops in the middle of his NoHoldsBarredBeatdown of Raiden to light up.
* The Glukkons from the ''VideoGame/{{Oddworld}}'' series all smoke cigars, due to being a race of {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s.
* In the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'', resident BadassLongcoat Gilder smokes a cigar. It's even on his flag; this was, in fact, the lone relic of smoking left in the localization. Vyse's generally badass father also has a cigar in the Japanese version.
* Cid Highwind from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' is most often seen with a cigarette. And keeps a pack held by his goggles. He actually uses them to light a stick of dynamite in one LimitBreak.
** Though his [[KingdomHearts other major appearance]] has his smoking habit replaced with him holding a reed in his mouth, and he's not seen to do much smoking in ''Advent Children''... but then he lights up a victory cigarette after blowing up a reactor in ''DirgeOfCerberus''. This may be because in ''Advent Children'' he appears very briefly and spends most of the time killing a gigantic monster, and ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts '' is a [[{{Disneyfication}} Disney game.]] In the [[Literature/KingdomHeartsI novelization]] of ''Kingdom Hearts'', however, he is described as smoking cigarettes. Seems they slipped that one [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar right past the radar]].
* Captain Price in ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' is shown smoking a cigar before the mission Crew Expendable. In in the sequel, Soap, who served under him, smokes a cigar before the mission Cliffhanger.
** Big Bad [[spoiler:General Shepherd]] in ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'' is not only an excellent case of evil smoking. After he [[spoiler:shoots Roach and Ghost and dumps them into a ditch soaked with gasoline, he steps up to the dying Roach]] and [[WhamEpisode throws his burning cigar at them]].
** Price also lights up a few times in ''[=MW3=]'', most notably after he [[spoiler:hangs Makarov from the ceiling of the Hotel Oasis.]]
* ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'' uses the Evil Smoking for Lobo, a {{Black Market}}eer who has no compunctions, amongst other things with selling children for sexual slavery to [[AristocratsAreEvil corrupt people in high places]] like Hawthorne. There's also Christophe, who represents Good Smoking and has a pipe. The two are later revealed to be former friends.
* Dr. Light from ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' smokes a pipe. He's an Elderly Gentleman.
** One of the arcade games has DummiedOut sprites of Heat Man smoking. While he is evil, the fact that he's based on a Zippo lighter probably has more to do with it.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''
** A couple of servers give the Soldier a huge Cuban cigar, for the express purpose of making him ''more'' badass, as the description for the thing says. Nowadays he has a misc items, a pair of mutton chops, this gives him a pipe, complete with a visible trail of smoke.
** The Spy is rarely seen ''without'' a cigarette. One of his taunts involves flicking his cigarette onto his enemy's corpse! However, he is also French.
** [[FriendlySniper Sniper]] is also a cigarette smoker, although not to the extent that Spy is. His newest misc item, a sweater vest, gives him a pipe similar to the Soldier's.
** This is era-correct; the game takes place in the sixties.
** When the {{Pyro|Maniac}}'s around, ''everyone'' smokes. Because they're ''on fire''.
** The [[MissionControlIsOffItsMeds Administrator]] is often smoking in the comics, the same goes for her [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Grandmother]], Elizabeth.
* ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'', despite the immense wealth of other costume part choices, does not have any form of cigar, cigarette, pipe, or anything else as a costume part - for either heroes OR villains.
** ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' does have a Cigar costume piece.
* Some characters in ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'', including mobster Don Weaso as well as Conker during the It's War segment were seen smoking cigars. The fire imp in Bat's Tower, however, was smoking a cigarette.
* Mr. Leland in ''AlphaProtocol'' is chewing a big, fat cigar throughout his debriefing with Mike, [[spoiler:and if Mike accepts his offer and joins Halbech at the end, Leland gives him a cigar to seal the deal at the end of the game, signifying his FaceHeelTurn]].
* [[TheSpock Sasha]] [[TheStoic Nein]] of ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' chain-smokes constantly. He's good--he smokes through the European (he's {{German|icDepressives}}) and BadAss exceptions. It also helps with his image as a fifties-esque super spy and G-Man.
* Gentleman Cho'Goth skin of ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' features a pipe to go with the monocle and glass of wine.
* Tychus in ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' smokes cigars, inside his helmet, and fits the BadAss and JerkAss sterotypes. Raynor on the other hand keeps a pack of cigarettes in his bandolier that he's only shown smoking a couple times.
** The 'smoking inside helmet' goes back to the original ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft|I}}'' as well, with a particular CGI cutscene. The characters in it didn't have much of a personality, but seeing as they are all Marines, they fit more or less into the same stereotype that Tychus is an extreme example of.
* One of the items you need to lay the ghost of Matilda Fly to rest in ''Dark Fall: Lost Souls'' is a cigarette holder, which she's depicted holding in posters for her stage performances. Justified because she's from the 1940s and dressed to project a glamorous, sexy image.
* In ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfLomax'', Evil Ed (the game's BigBad) keeps smoking a cigarette when seen on the world map between levels.

* In the first volume of ''WebComic/TheEasyBreather'', the sorceress Karman [=McKnockside=] usually has a cigarette in her hand. In fact, part of the premise of the Easy Breather mythos is the heroine's campaign against tobacco and other air pollutants.
* Enkidu of ''Heroes of Lesser Earth'' is an AntiHero type who is always chomping on a cigar.
* Miriam from ''Webcomic/OutThere'' smokes, and gets the sexy rule suspension. She's got a pile of character flaws, but not enough to mark her down as evil.
* Donald Donlan from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' has been seen with a pipe. Not to mention the stoner-like flashback from [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=519 this page]].
* In the "Bare Breasted Brawl" storyline of ''Webcomic/TheBlondeMarvel'', Victoria smokes a cigarillo to make her breasts larger.
* Webcomic/DominicDeegan smoked a pipe until his younger brother accidentally healed his lungs.
** This was a plot point in an early arc - Luna's mother cursed him to have a fish fall on his head whenever he smoked.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''
** Mr Egbert is an example of Good Smoking - he smokes an old-fashioned pipe almost constantly (his online handle is even 'pipefan[[ArcNumber 413]]'), and is portrayed as a BumblingDad and DotingParent who genuinely cares about his son.
** Snowman, on the other hand, is an example of Evil Smoking, complete with a cigarette holder she likes to [[spoiler: stab people with because it is also a lance]].
** This being ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', it eventually gets UpToEleven when we see John's Dad's WALLET MODUS contains, among other things, a pile of pipes that is about the same size as John, as well as 10 ''tons'' of pipe tobacco.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' uses the BadAss variant of Good Smoking very briefly and even then it seems to be used solely as setup to identify a character's silhouette.
* ''Webcomic/TheThrillingAdventuresOfLovelaceAndBabbage'': Ada Lovelace, while not a pipe smoker in reality, has been given one for the purposes of this comic. It does, however, represent [[BadAss Isambard Kingdom Brunel's]] 40-a-day cigar habit fairly accurately.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'',
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4352 Young Satan smokes as part of his rebellious teen part.]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4453 The navy blue succubus smokes because she's depressed, her entire life being a source of stress.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* The "pipe smoking=good" part of the trope is averted by ''WebAnimation/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses'' who is rarely seen without his pipe. The fact that he's frequently had sex with this same pipe is one of his ''least'' disturbing vices. Among his more disturbing ones include serial murder, rape, pedophilia, and cannibalism.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Franchise/{{Disney|AnimatedCanon}} is one of the heaviest pushers of this trope. See the Film example above.
** The company recently announced that smoking of ''any'' kind, [[ButNotTooEvil by any character]], would never again be depicted in a film released under the Disney Studios label.
** ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' shows they are holding true to that edict. In "Last Train To Bustville", we see Glenda the engineer with a pipe. It's a bubble pipe.
** "WesternAnimation/GravityFalls" also shows this in an episode featuring living wax museum which includes a Grouch Marx who appears to be holding... nothing. He even lampshades this by asking, "Hey, why is there nothing in my hand?"
* [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry Tom Cat]] occasionally smoked when he was trying to impress a female, which makes it a very early example of "only big dummies smoke".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'''
** Dr. Girlfriend gets the "sexy" rule suspension...almost. She has a gravelly mannish voice from years of smoking.
** Brock Sampson almost always has a cigarette in his mouth, and has the bad-ass exception ''in spades''. He's also a parody of the super-spies and government agents that made smoking look cool.
** Brock's mentor Hunter Gathers is one of the very few examples of someone who smokes with a cigarette holder who isn't evil or sophisticated. Of course, he's an {{Expy}} of HunterSThompson.
** Professor Impossible smokes a pipe. He's an expy of Reed Richards, with an old-fashioned, ''pseudo''-wholesome personality, but he's a nonchalant JerkAss who eventually undergoes a FaceHeelTurn.
** Monstroso chain smokes cigars and is a CorruptCorporateExecutive. He offers The Monarch a cigar three times in one minute, and again later, and begins their conversation by lighting up a cigar after he just put one out before they walked in.
** Sergeant Hatred was very frequently seen smoking cigars back when he worked for the Guild, but ever since he made a complete HeelFaceTurn and joined Team Venture he seems to have dropped the habit.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}'', Tex-Hex's henchman Scuzz smokes cigars, and it is clearly hurting him; he coughs and wheezes constantly. He's often the butt of many jokes about it, even by Hex's other henchmen.
* Paw Rugg from Creator/HannaBarbera's "The Hillbilly Bears" smokes a corncob pipe. So does his wife, Maw.
* Cyril Sneer from ''TheRaccoons''
* Apparently supporting Bob Clampett's statement that Bugs Bunny was a take on Groucho Marx, the quazy wabbit has many times in his career been seen enjoying cigars.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'',
** Dale Gribble is a chain smoker; having done it since the third grade because he doesn't know what to do with his hands. Cotton Hill smokes cigars when he celebrates. Hank Hill smokes rarely and it's typically when he's under a lot of stress.
** One episode had a big anti-smoking message, where even his wife and SON wound up addicted to it, so it was up to his non-smoker niece to smooth things over, even taking drastic measures by locking them in a room.
** There is also the Debbie Grund two-part episode, where Hank takes up smoking in response to all the stress he is facing. At one point, Hank ends up smoking a marijuana cigarette by accident, which leads to [[MarijuanaIsLSD a hilariously exaggerated reaction]] by Hank.
* Next to spinach, the one item most iconic of {{Popeye}} the Sailor Man is the corncob pipe he smokes. When Creator/{{CBS}} produced ''The All-New Popeye Hour'' cartoon show for Saturday mornings, they {{retcon}}ned this in one of its short segments, which had Popeye speaking out against the hazards of smoking. ("I just uses me pipe for tootin'!")
* Bender, the nominally evil robot in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', is frequently shown with beer and a cigar, particularly in his more selfish and narcissistic moments. He explains to Fry that he needs the alcohol to power his fuel cells, but the cigar just makes him look [[SmokingIsCool cool]].
* Dan Backslide, the "coward-bully-cad-and-thief" of Creator/ChuckJones's "WesternAnimation/TheDoverBoys", is first seen in a cloud of tobacco smoke (when he speaks, his first word comes out in smoky letters). Naturally he uses a cigarette-holder.