Tobacco Chic

Romanticized images of smokers supersede anti-smoking campaigns
Implications - Even though the health risks of smoking are more than crystal-clear, smoking is still an inspiration for an array of industries. Despite the rise in anti-smoking campaigns, fashion editorials, advertisements and photography still produce images that associate smoking with an ineffable "cool" factor.
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V. Hot Top 6 Examples: 153,215 Total Clicks Apr 10 - Jul 10
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Controversial Close-Ups - These Krijn van Noordwijk Portraits are Thought-Provoking
SCORE: 6.7
Viral 80,771 Clicks Pub: May 20, 10
Controversial Close-Ups
These Krijn van Noordwijk Portraits are Thought-Provoking
These Krijn van Noordwijk portraits are close-ups of all kinds of people, whether old, young, male, female, black, white, straight or gay--it does not matter. But what is constant, is a hint of controversy… [More]
Chain-Smoking Tots - Ardi Rizal is a Two-Year-Old Child Addicted to Smoking
SCORE: 6.8
V. Hot 10,961 Clicks Pub: May 27, 10
Chain-Smoking Tots
Ardi Rizal is a Two-Year-Old Child Addicted to Smoking
Indonesia has an entirely different culture and background than what I’m familiar with; however, a two-year-old child addicted to smoking is not something I can relate to. The young boy was given his first… [More]
Candy Cane Tights - Stockholm's Cosette Munch is Never Without a Cigarette & Nylons
SCORE: 6
V. Hot 25,031 Clicks Pub: Jul 1, 10
Candy Cane Tights
Stockholm's Cosette Munch is Never Without a Cigarette & Nylons
Eighteen-year-old Cosette Munch is a model from Stockholm that is practically never featured on her lookbook.nu profile without candy cane-esque tights and a cigarette. This may seem like an unlikely combination… [More]
Smokin' Denim Pictorials - Akila Berjaoui's Sexy Shoot of Model Avril Alexander
SCORE: 5.9
Hot 21,953 Clicks Pub: Apr 23, 10
Smokin' Denim Pictorials
Akila Berjaoui's Sexy Shoot of Model Avril Alexander
Aussie model Avril Alexander sure knows how to turn on the sexy attitude in her latest shoot with photographer Akila Berjaoui. Recently signed with the agency IMG, Alexander got her start in modeling through… [More]
Converted Cigarette Machines - Hamburger Automatenverlag Vending Machine is a Mini Bookstore
SCORE: 5.9
Hot 6,579 Clicks Pub: May 20, 10
Converted Cigarette Machines
Hamburger Automatenverlag Vending Machine is a Mini Bookstore
There may be many unique vending machines hitting the streets, as well as interesting bookstore concepts, but Hamburger Automatenverlag has decided to combine the two for something truly beneficial in… [More]
Smokeless Cigarettes - The 'Zero Style Mint' is a Cigarette that Avoids Public Annoyance
SCORE: 5.4
Hot 7,920 Clicks Pub: May 20, 10
Smokeless Cigarettes
The 'Zero Style Mint' is a Cigarette that Avoids Public Annoyance
The 'Zero Style Mint' are smokeless cigarettes that have been introduced into Tokyo by Japan Tobacco, Inc. The cigarettes have tobacco, but no smoke. No smoke is inhaled or exhaled, saving the smoker… [More]