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Basic Trope: Cigarettes and other tobacco products are removed from a work, or are otherwise not shown even when it would be expected.

  • Straight: The re-release of "Charles and Diane" removes the scenes with smoking.
  • Exaggerated: Everyone in the movie "Charles and Diane" already smoked, so the re-release ends up changing a lot of the movie.
  • Downplayed: Charles was occasionally seen smoking, but the re-release changed his cigarette to a lollipop, toothpick, or other similar item.
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  • Justified: In the re-release, the characters actually learn that smoking is bad.
  • Inverted: "Charles and Diane" didn't have any instances of tobacco products being used, but the re-release adds a lot of it.
  • Subverted: Although most of the smoking is censored, there is a scene that shows a man smoking a cigarette at one point.
  • Double Subverted: Which turns out to have been a lollipop.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig-Zagged: Some scenes with smoking are kept in, while others are altered or removed.
  • Averted:
    • Smoking is left in.
    • The work doesn't have any instances where smoking would even be expected.
  • Enforced: "Charles and Diane" was made at a time where smoking was more common in family-oriented media.
  • Lampshaded: "Why is there nothing in my hand?"
  • Invoked: Charles decides to quit smoking in the movie.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Advertisement:
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "And they replaced his cigarette with a lollipop... really?"

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