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Cigar Aficionado cover celeb Michael Douglas quit smoking four years ago. Recently, he was diagnosed with throat cancer, and according to reports, there's a chance he could lose his voice. And yet: Smoking still holds a certain sex appeal. Back in the day, Michael Douglas's father Kirk Douglas starred did Chesterfieldwhich insisted that cigarettes can leave a why is smoking sexy, fresh" taste in your mouth.
In the movies, Jean Paul Belmondo, Bette Davis and other silver-screen stars smoked during romantic moments; often having a cigarette was a al for wanting sex, a clue that a character had just had sex, or a straight-up substitute for a sex scene. Smoking was also marketed as a feminist act and something beautiful. Today, many hugely famous people — from Jennifer Aniston to Angelina Jolie to the President of the United States — have been seen with a cigarette in their mouth.
Since we no longer believe tobacco is about a "clean, fresh" taste, a cigarette now says: I'm edgy. I have a devil-may-care attitude. Nonchalance is sexy, as is danger; being photographed smoking a cigarette now is like having your picture taken straddling a motorcycle or in a sports car. Risk gets the blood racing, just like sex.
Yet we seldom see celebrities doing fashion shoots with a dirty needle, a salmonella-tainted egg, or a gun to the head. Ina smoking ban was passed in notoriously gritty and night-life obsessed New York City.
Standing on a street corner in the winter can certainly make smoking lose its sex appeal. But inMad Men premiered, and people are still writing essays about how the show — set in the NYC of the '60s — allows audiences to vicariously revel in bad behavior like smoking, drinking and shagging someone you're not married to. Separating the sex appeal from the wafts of smoke is nearly impossible.
But there's nothing sexy about Michael Douglas's illness — or the 50 people an hour who die from tobacco-related illnesses. Why do we still think a cigarette is smoking hot? It's like a lavish meal. It says, "I'm willing to make bad choices if they feel good. Don't you want to be their next indulgence?
The A. By Dodai Stewart.Why is smoking sexy
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