Guys, let’s talk about smoking. Don’t worry this isn’t going to be another article about how bad smoking is. Everyone knows the facts on smoking by now and it’s time for people to make up their own mind. Instead, we thought it might be fun to look at some interesting facts about smoking. Smoking has often been thrust into the negative limelight in the media. But it didn’t always used to be that way and we’d be amazed if you knew these fascinating facts related to smoking.
I Love It When A Plan Comes Together
Have you ever tried to quit smoking? It’s tough isn’t it? But it’s even tougher in Hollywood, particularly when you are taking on an iconic smoking role. That’s exactly what happened to Liam Neeson when he took on the role of John “Hannibal” Smith. The leader of the A-Team was always puffing a cigar in the old TV show. It was an iconic part of his character and one that producers knew they couldn’t take away in the remake. But Mr Neeson was already trying to quit. To account for this, they used a rubber cigarette and made it look like he was lighting up. But he never once actually smoked on screen.
Another tail of smoking in Hollywood arrived last year. Developers at NBC refused to let the creators of the new TV show Constantine, have the named character smoking a cigarette. In the comics Constantine’s chain smoking is a big part of the character. To get around this, the creators filmed scenes where Constantine was putting out a cigarette after smoking on screen.
A Wonderful Aftertaste
Non-smokers probably aren’t aware that cigars and cigarettes can actually come in a whole host of different flavours. But they can. You can get cigars with lots of different tastes. That nasty after taste of smoking doesn’t have to be there if you’re smoking a cherry flavoured cigar from Swisher Sweets. Of course, some people are attracted to the taste of nicotine. This might be because of an addiction or perhaps a personal preference. It’s not really clear but if you want to try a different taste in your mouth smoking, the options are anything but limited.
Smoking To Quit Smoking
We were shocked to find that one of the most popular ways to quit smoking is to…keep smoking. Instead of smoking cigarettes smokers are switching to vaping. Supposedly vaping is a lot healthier than regular smoking. Again, they come with plenty of different flavours and you can control the amount of nicotine you’re taking. We’re not sure if vaping is actually better for you and neither are doctors. There’s more research to do. But for now, it does seem to be one of the best ways to kick the habit.
Just how big is the smoking industry? Cigarettes are actually one of the most traded products in the world. 1 trillion are sold internationally each year. All together that makes up a global market of four hundred billion. So, if you are a smoker, you can take solace in one fact. You’re certainly not alone.