chain smoking

chain smoking2016-12-04T05:40:57+00:00

chain smoking 


The practice of lighting and smoking one cigarette after another–as if the cigarettes were links in a chain, including using the still burning previous cigarette to light the next one in the “chain.”

The term lacks a quantitative definition; most would regard smoking 3+ US packs (60 cigarettes)/day as chain smoking, with Marty Feldman’s 6 packs/day being regarded as the maximum number it would be possible to smoke per day.

Famous chain smokers Louie Armstrong, Lucille Ball, John Belushi, Humphrey Bogart, Yul Brynner, Johnny Carson, Winston Churchill, Sammy Davis Jr, James Dean, Benicio Del Toro, Johnny Depp, Joe DiMaggio, Walt Disney, Bob Dylan, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Marty Feldman, Ian Fleming, George Harrison, Lyndon B. Johnson, Boris Karloff, John Lennon, Vince Lombard, Princess Margaret, Dean Martin, Zeppo Marx, Freddie Mercury, Golda Meir, Joe Namath, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, Vincent Price, Keanu Reeves, Keith Richards, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charlie Sheen, Joseph Stalin, John Steinbeck, Patrick Swayze, Donatella Versace, Kurt Vonnegut, John Wayne, Brian Wilson, Amy Winehouse, Frank Zappa




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