When one cigarette at a time isn't enough to satisfy your craving for a smoke, sometimes you just got to light up as many as you can at the same time to get your fix, by cramming as many cigarettes as humanly possible into your mouth. This is usually to show how addicted the person is to this particular habit.
Related to Cigarette of Anxiety.
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- Futaba-kun Change! has a severely nicotine-addicted salesclerk who's able to smoke five cigarettes at a time and tries for six before the fire alarm goes off from all the smoke, startling her into dropping smouldering butts everywhere.
- One of the supernatural residents in the Junji Ito story "Ghost Heights Management Association" receives smoking complaints, and when the human protagonist checks it out, he's in a billowing cloud due to the vast amount of cigarettes in his mouth and the holes in his body which the smoke emerges from. His angry Two-Faced neighbor (apparently the local beauty) douses him in kerosene and the protagonist has to put him out. The smoker apologizes and resolves to quit if that's the way his problem will be treated.
- Played for Laughs by well-known chain-smoker Hijikata in Gintama when he realizes the lottery ticket he found matches the winning number. Incredibly nervous about this realisation, he excuses himself out by stuffing all of his cigarettes into his mouth, lights them while saying he's just run out and makes a run for it as he claims he's going to go buy more. (Note that he just bought cigarettes earlier that day from the place he got the ticket, too.)
- In one chapter of GTO: The Early Years, Eikichi and Ryuji each have about ten lit cigarettes in their mouths, noses, and ears.
- During the opening chase scene in Lupin III: Dead or Alive, the Warden stuffs a round of Explosive Cigars in a prisoner's mouth to light them up before throwing them at the pursuing guards.
- Smoking is a characteristic trait of The Wolf from Nu, Pogodi! and in one episode, he stuffs a whole bunch of cigarettes in his mouth, trying to smoke The Hare out of a telephone box. The idea doesn't end well for him, as it makes him dizzy and sick.
- Transmetropolitan: Mitchell Royce does it, whenever Spider's antics become too much even for him.
- In Bloom County, when Steve Dallas was giving up smoking, he gave all his cigarettes to Bill the Cat, who is seen smoking them all at once.
Films — Animation
- Disney's Cinderella, when the King is celebrating that the Prince has found a maiden he loves and starts smoking a cigar, he invites the Grand Duke to join in the celebration by stuffing a whole bunch of cigars in his mouth!
Films — Live-Action
- The Handmaiden, where Fujiwara is stuffed in a car to be driven off to his doom. During the drive, he smokes an entire pack at once, except for two, with the pretext of annoying the goons riding with him. He's carefully setting up Checkov's cigarette.
- Seen as the poster image for Doug Benson's Super High Me, which in itself is a parody of the poster for Super Size Me, swapping out French fries for marijuana joints.
- In the Doctor Who wrap-party video "The Ballad of Russell and Julie," David Tennant, playing an increasingly panicky Russell T. Davies, is at one point shown with four lit cigarettes in each hand, switching from one to another as he complained about the problems with filming "Fires of Pompeii".
- Father Ted does this at the end of the episode "Cigarettes and Alcohol and Rollerblading", having tried (and failed) to give up smoking for Lent.
- The Randy Newman sketches on MADtv (1995) had Randy chaining cigarettes continuously, with him finally stuffing an entire pack in his mouth and lighting them all up.
- Taskmaster (NZ): As part of the "Be as unhealthy as possible" task, Madeleine Sami smokes an entire pack of cigarettes she's fastened into a bundle. Because that in itself isn't unhealthy enough, she alternates smoking the bundle with drinking alcohol, all while being coughed on by the film crew.
- Tom Mullica did comedy magic which included smoking (and apparently eating) several cigarettes at once.
- This is how the smoking-addict Art the Carny bites the bullet in Mystery Case Files: Madame Fate - it seems several dozens of cigarettes smoked simultaneously were too much even for him.
- A common meme of the Spy from Team Fortress 2. It was referenced by Valve in their outtakes for "Meet the Medic", where the Spy's decapitated-but-still-alive-head holds a mouthful of nails in a similar way.
- In Spy & Pyro, the Panicky Expectant Father crams his mouth chock full of cigarettes.note
- Greece, Serbia and Bulgaria all smoke this way in this◊ Polandball comic strip, referencing their huge consumption of cigarettes.
- In the Donald Duck cartoon short "Donald's Happy Birthday", when Donald finds his nephews with a box full of cigars, he forces them to smoke them all, even going so far as to shove a bunch of lit cigars in their mouths to smoke all at once, only to find out that the box of cigars was their birthday present for him. He gets so flustered and embarrassed that he shrinks down to the size of a mouse and disappears into a hole in the nephews' tree house.
- In the Goofy cartoon "How to Play Football", the coach of the football team smokes a whole mouthful of cigars during the tense final play. And in "No Smoking", he smokes a dozen or so at once before trying to quit.
- In Harley Quinn (2019), the Queen of Fables summons one of Cinderella's mice to help with a caper. Said mouse is a grizzled mercenary who chainsmokes; just one human-sized cigarette is enough to fill his entire mouth.
- An episode of Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law had Harvey (whose powers are derived from sunlight) become addicted to instant-tanning lotion. In the end, his friends stage an intervention for him, chiding him for his behaviour while every single one of them is engaged in some unhealthy, addictive behaviour. Phil's mouth has about fifty cigarettes crammed in it.
Phil Ken Sebben (slightly muffled): What's stronger, Birdman, the addiction or you?...Did that one go out, the one on the end?
- Sylvester the Cat is seen smoking several cigarettes at once in the Looney Tunes cartoon feature "The Last Hungry Cat".
- Taken in an interesting direction in The PJs. Thurgood takes up smoking, which disgusts Muriel and he tries to quit, but when he has to save the two boys from a burning building, he stuffs his mouth with cigarettes so he can breathe through the filters. When he finds them, he stuffs their mouths with cigarettes as well so they can get out.
- Robot Chicken: The Stoop!D Monkey card for the second episode shows the monkey smoking an entire pack of cigarettes at once.
- The Simpsons:
- It has a Running Gag of the news having horribly inappropriate or embarrassing file photos of whoever they were doing a story on. One they kept for Homer Simpson showed him with his mouth absolutely crammed with cigarettes.
- In a Deleted Scene for the Shary Bobbins episode, Patty and Selma sing a Cut Song, "We Love to Smoke" (parodying "I Love to Laugh" from Mary Poppins). During the song, Patty stuffs a whole bunch of cigarettes in her mouth.
- Comedian Jim Purol (who didn't smoke) got into the Guinness World Records by smoking 7 packs of cigarettes at once.