Posts tagged "smoking"

Don’t Want Acne? Quit Smoking!

As if you really needed another reason to kick that terrible smoking habit — that is, if you do smoke — here’s news that just might put you off those cancer sticks. Recent studies found that those who have the nasty habit are also more likely to have another nasty issue: acne. So that mea…

Bianca Posterli / July 22, 2010

This Baby Smokes 40 Cigarettes A Day

Meet Ardi Rizal. He is a smoking baby. He is two. Did I mention that he smokes? He favors a specific brand and throws a temper tantrum if he doesn’t get his 40 cigarettes a day. I’d think I was making this up if it weren’t for this video, starring Ardi, the smoking baby. He’…

Susannah Breslin / May 26, 2010

Gross: Japanese Portable Ashtray For Women

If you smoke, you already have to deal with smelling like an ashtray, so we’re not sure why anyone would actually want to carry around one—in their purse no less! Apparently in Japan, “mobile ashtrays are now fashion items.” For women who want to be “responsible smokers” (whatever that means), this girly metallic pouch attache…

Leonora Epstein / May 12, 2010

Quotable: Jessica Simpson Chews Nicotine Gum

“The first time I ever chewed a piece of Nicorette gum one of my close friends’ mother gave it to me. I think she thought she was giving me a piece of regular gum. I was chewing it and it was like a party in my mouth. It was like fireworks and ‘Oh my…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Cuba Wants Ladies To Start Smoking Cigars

In response to cigar sales lagging, Cuba is trying to interest women smokers in “the Julieta,” a milder version of its “Romeo y Julieta” cigar. The marketing director for Habaneros, the worldwide distributor of Cuban cigars, said they hope “the Julieta” dispels the myth that cigars contain “only strong tobacco for men.” [Reuters]…

Jessica Wakeman / February 23, 2010

Those Wacky French Folks. We Don’t Quite Get This PSA.

This French public service announcement is kind of like one of those eye trick images where you see either a vase or the outline of two faces. Is it trying to say that smoking is like giving a BJ to the tobacco industry? Or is the message that oral sex is as risky as smoking…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 23, 2010

Vintage Christmas Commericals: Lucky Strike

Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a carton of smokes, especially when it’s designed with Christmas greens and pine combs. So seasonal! As you can see in this black-and-white commercial, a carton of Lucky Strikes looks “bright!” and “colorful!” under the tree and is sure to please any smoker with good taste. After all, it…

Wendy Atterberry / December 8, 2009

Star Couplings: Would You Quit A Vice For Your Partner?

Nikki Reed of the Twilight Saga is quitting smoking for her boyfriend, Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis, who is also Paris Hilton’s ex. [Daily Fill] — If John DeVore can quit for his girlfriend, then she can do it too.
A woman is suing Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony because, she alleges, she suffered…

Annika Harris / November 20, 2009

Mind Of Man: I Can’t Change, But I’m Trying Anyway

You can’t change the one you love. Your significant other isn’t a fixer-upper that you can repaint, renovate, and redecorate to suit your whims. Loving someone for who they could be, should be or as you see them in your dreams isn’t love: it’s self-absorption that says more about your own flaws than theirs. To…

John DeVore / November 4, 2009

Smoking While Preggo May Make Your Baby Psycho

I know we all have “Mad Men” fever these days. On the off chance that you have become desensitized while watching Betty Draper suck those cancer sticks and throw back cocktails with her bun in the oven, let me remind you once again that smoking while pregnant is hazardous to the baby. Wait? You already…

Ami Angelowicz / October 1, 2009

What Do You Do If Your Boyfriend Becomes A Smoker?

My boyfriend just came back from a semester abroad in Paris — and he came back a smoker. I am not a smoker. Never have been, never will be. I couldn’t smoke during high school as I was dancing professionally for an opera company, and by the time I got to college it just didn’t…

Ali Jawin / June 12, 2009

Should A Dude Blow Smoke Up Your Vag?

While men love it when we blow them, can women get blown, too? I’m talking literally — with smoke. That’s what I’ve been wondering on 4/20 (remember kids, don’t do drugs!). Erowid, the online encyclopedia of drugs, answers this burning question: I was sitting around with my girlfriend yesterday, smoking marijuana out of a bong.

Dr. V / April 20, 2009

Star Couplings: If Uma Is Pregnant, She Probably Wouldn’t Be Doing This

Rumor has it, Uma Thurman is pregnant. [Perez Hilton]
Trouble is brewing between Hugh Hefner and his #1 girlfriend, Holly Madison, and she may be moving out of the mansion! Oh no! [Perez Hilton]
Minnie Driver gave birth to Henry Story Driver yesterday — she hasn’t revealed who the pops is. [DListed]
Contrary to tabloid…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 9, 2008

Style On The Street: Polly Wanna Cracker?

Wearing parrot-print dresses is cool. Smoking is not. This message provided by me and the Surgeon General. [Trender Bender]…

Catherine Strawn / July 17, 2008

The Nookie Know-It-All: His Cigs And Your Cervix

“Can a woman get cervical cancer if a smoker routinely goes down on her?” — Paranoid About My Puffer, Houston, TX

There hasn’t been any real medical research to support this claim, but you’re not totally crazy. If I had to take a guess, I’d say having a smoker go down on you i…

Sexpert Lindsay / June 13, 2008

The Bad Girlfriend Hides Her Vices

When I was a teenager, I hid all of my vices from my mom and dad. My high school boyfriend snuck in and out of our house so they wouldn’t know I was having sex, I kept perfume and eye drops in a boot in the garage so I wouldn’t smell and look so stoned…

The Bad Girlfriend / May 29, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Humans Almost Disappeared, Another HPV Warning, And Pregnancy Cravings

A new gene study supports the theory that humans nearly went extinct 150,000 years ago, when the species was down to just 2,000 people. That’s the same number of people who participated in Birmingham Mail’s fun run this weekend. [AHN, Birmingham Mail]

HPV could have a role as a co-carcinogen, meaning the virus’ presence…

Catherine Strawn / April 28, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Successfully Quit Smoking, See Elijah Wood Covered In Spaghetti, And More

Women who attempted to quit smoking before hitting the ovulation part of their cycle were more likely to smoke again than those trying to quit at other times. [BBC]…

Catherine Strawn / April 21, 2008

Get Scared Into Aging Well

If you smoke, drink a little too much, or don’t wear sunscreen, you’re going to have a few more wrinkles than you would otherwise. But you knew that because you’ve heard it a million times. What you need is a time machine that will take you into the future and show you what a hot…

Catherine Strawn / March 21, 2008

Smoking And Lamaze: A Popular Combination

You’d think that all of the studies about the effects of drinking, smoking, and doing drugs while pregnant would make women cease partying for nine months at the very least. Who wants their child to be born with fetal alcohol syndrome or a heroin addiction? Well, apparently some women are okay with taking the risk.

Catherine Strawn / March 20, 2008