Can a Smart Lighter Help You Quit Smoking?

If you've ever chastised a friend for their gnarly smoking habit, you know that scolding does absolutely nothing. Making people feel bad about smoking just makes them want to smoke in secret. Well, here's an idea: What if it was your lighter making you feel bad about smoking. You can't run away from your lighter right? » 5/12/14 1:20pm 5/12/14 1:20pm

This Interactive Ashtray Rewards Smokers For Throwing Away Their Butts

Cigarette butts are the bane of a city's existence: you can find them almost everywhere, smashed flat on the sidewalks, stubbed into planter boxes, drifting into the gutters like tube-shaped snow. While some public spaces offer ways to dispose of those lipstick-rimmed filters, most smokers simply use the street as an… » 5/02/14 5:40pm 5/02/14 5:40pm

Watch a crazy dude smoke 100 cigarettes at once with this contraption

Ah, that's a good hit. 100 good hits, actually. Artist Wyatt Burns created a way to smoke 100 cigarettes at once with a crazy contraption and it looks, well, predictably suffocating. He lights up all the cigarettes with a torch and feeds all the smoke into a plastic bag. In his performance art piece, he basically… » 3/04/14 8:49pm 3/04/14 8:49pm

Here's What Happens When a Motorsport Maker Designs a Hookah

Hookahs, despite their long history in Middle Eastern cultures, are often treated as little more than fancy water pipes here in the US—something to be tucked away in a corner or stowed on a shelf when not in use. But this modern incarnation of the ancient smoking device is so drop-dead gorgeous, you'll want to display… » 2/21/14 4:20pm 2/21/14 4:20pm

14 Absurd Ads From Before We Knew Cigarettes Could Kill You

Fifty years ago today, in 1964, the US Surgeon General released one of the most progressive documents on smoking of its time, stating definitively that, yes, smoking tobacco can indeed be fatal. And with it, the Untied States' cigarette culture began its (often frustratingly, grudgingly slow) overhaul from one of… » 1/11/14 4:00pm 1/11/14 4:00pm

The Cigarette Packages of the Future Are Going to Be Really Horrible

It's official: after rejecting the tobacco companies' appeal, the High Court of Australia has declared the country's new obligatory cigarette packaging law constitutional. Look at them above—starting on December 1, the packages' iconic brand design will be fully replaced by the horrors of smoking. » 8/15/12 11:20am 8/15/12 11:20am

Nicotine Vaccine Takes All the Fun Out of Smoking

Sometimes you want to smoke when you drink. Somewhere down the road, that turns into always smoking when you drink. Eventually that turns into just smoking. Cigarettes can be a tough habit to kick. But smokers might soon have some help. Scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York have cooked up a possible » 6/29/12 1:20pm 6/29/12 1:20pm