Can smoking be fashionable?
If you look back to the past, particularly the 60’s, it’s impossible to watch a single movie without seeing a main character lighting up. For a while cigarettes were glorified and glamorized.Starlets from Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn (remember that classic scene in Breakfast at Tiffany’s where Holy Go-Lightly puffs away on her extra long cigarette?) are seen in various images with a cigarette against their lips:
Need I keep going? I think you get the point. Of course it goes without saying that the FDA issued fewer warnings about the risks of smoking than they do now. I can’t buy a pack of cigs without being reminded that my health will be seriously impaired and I will die from lung cancer: “smoking kills”…ya ya ya tell me something I didn’t know.
Maybe that’s why more people smoked 40 years ago than today. Maybe that’s why smoking was more acceptable than today. Maybe that’s why people were allowed to smoke in restaurants, bars, and out on the street (yes, there are towns that ban smoking outside..aka Brookline, MA to name one). Maybe that’s why smoking was less of a taboo.
The taboo factor of smoking today, however, is quite questionable. Celebs are still seen smoking: Katherine Heigl (who Perez Hilton loves to bash), Lindsay Lohan, Colin Farrell (can you say chain smoker?), Kate Hudson, Kate Moss, and wait even Obama? Yes, him too.
Now I’m expecting to get a lot of negative feedback from this comment, but, I say, “hey, if you have an addiction, you might as well keep it fashionable.” That’s why I’m a fan of smoking accessories. Here are some very practical and stylish gadgets that let you smoke (if you absolutely must) in style:
1. Fueling two addictions at once. A Cigarette holder inside a flask. Engrave-able too.
2. Beautiful Case with Peacock Design
3. Cha-Ching, Check Out This Bling
4. Wallet for Your Cigs
I’m liking these novelties. Just yesterday I bought a cigarette case and retro Marilyn Monroe Lighter
I’m not trying to encourage smoking, I’m just helping to make the addicts (like me) feel better about themselves! Ok, maybe that sounds equally bad.