Quotes and Sayings about Smoking



"You're always better off if you quit smoking; it's never too late."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Smoking)

"Smoking is related to practically every terrible thing that can happen to you."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Smoking)

"My mom started smoking when she was 11. She went to the hill next door to try her first cigarette. She set the entire hill on fire, but it didn't deter her."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Mom, Fire, First, Smoking)

"Impotence is one of the major hazards of cigarette smoking."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Smoking)

"Look at any black-and-white movie; everybody is smoking."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Smoking)

"My dad had emphysema and both of my parents had chronic bronchitis and ended up with cancers - all smoking related."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Dad, Parents, Smoking)

"I'm still strongly opposed to antismoking laws, strongly opposed to any law that regulates personal behavior."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Behavior, Law, Laws)

"A broken heart is what makes life so wonderful five years later, when you see the guy in an elevator and he is fat and smoking a cigar and saying long-time-no-see."
- Phyllis Battelle
(Related: Life, Heart, Saying, Smoking, Years)

"I quit smoking well over twenty years ago."
- Shelley Berman
(Related: Smoking, Years)

"Coffee and smoking are the last great addictions."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Coffee, Smoking)

"Such lifestyle factors such as cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, little physical activity and low dietary calcium intake are risk factors for osteoporosis as well as for many other non-communicable diseases."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Alcohol, Risk, Smoking)

"America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud."
- George W. Bush
(Related: America, Proof, Smoking)

"The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror - not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray."
- David Byrne
(Related: Death, Disease, Glamour, Horror, Smoking, Sophistication)

"I just don't want anyone messing around with my pure smoking pleasure."
- Max Cannon
(Related: Pleasure, Smoking, Want)

"Oh yeah, the preacher's kid has to be the baddest one. If everyone is smoking weed, we've got to smoke crack. If you're throwing rocks, we've got to throw bigger rocks."
- Nick Cannon
(Related: Smoking)

"I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself."
- Johnny Carson
(Related: Food, Sex, Day, Drinking, Man, Right, Smoking)

"Acting for me is not a bad habit like smoking that I must make an effort to quit. I love acting; I love directing."
- Joan Chen
(Related: Love, Habit, Acting, Effort, Smoking)

"My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Life, Alcohol, Drinking, Smoking)

"I'm actually doing a show. from my shed. on the internet. but it won't be music or anything, it's more to do with drinking and smoking. it's an art piece."
- Vince Clarke
(Related: Art, Music, Drinking, Internet, Smoking)

"Taking in and blowing out smoke? And now you see girls smoking cigars. It got to be such a fad. Girls on the covers of magazines, smoking cigars. Give me a break. I didn't want to be a part of that. I don't like "popular.""
- James Coburn
(Related: Girls, Now, Smoking, Want)

"Get me well so I can get on television and tell people to stop smoking."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: People, Smoking, Television)

"To stop smoking was actually really easy because I had already started to cut down. My husband is asthmatic, and he just can't for the life of him imagine why anybody would put smoke in their mouth, so he really helped me to start cutting down."
- Holly Marie Combs
(Related: Life, Husband, Smoking)

"I wasn't driving down the wrong side of the street, smoking marijuana, waving my gun out the window."
- Coolio
(Related: Driving, Smoking, Wrong)

"There are six components of wellness: proper weight and diet, proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit, control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams."
- Kenneth H. Cooper
(Related: Diet, Control, Habit, Management, Alcohol, Exercise, Smoking, Stress, Weight)

"Far too many times over the next 12 to 15 years, it was brought to my attention that people who followed my exercise guidelines exactly but ignored their diet, their weight and their cigarette smoking had heart attacks at age 55."
- Kenneth H. Cooper
(Related: Age, Diet, People, Heart, Attention, Exercise, Smoking, Weight, Years)

"Every citizen who stops smoking, or loses a few pounds, or starts managing his chronic disease with real diligence, is caulking a crack for the benefit of us all."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Diligence, Disease, Smoking)

"You live these three months in this reality, in this dark reality. You don't want to do those films every year because they're taxing. I started smoking a lot of cigarettes."
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Months, Reality, Smoking, Want)

"Smoking is the now the principal avoidable cause of premature death in Britain. It hits the worst off people hardest of all. Smoking is one of the principal causes of the health gap which leads to poorer people being ill more often and dying sooner."
- Frank Dobson
(Related: Death, Health, People, Being, Cause, Causes, Dying, Now, Smoking)

"There are no crowds out there demanding to see smoking scenes in movies."
- Joe Eszterhas
(Related: Movies, Crowds, Smoking)

"I was a militant smoker, and in my case, I think I particularly used smoking because what I felt was a kind of politically correct big brother assault on smoking."
- Joe Eszterhas
(Related: Brother, Smoking)

"I look at smoking as a crutch, and as an actor I would like strip away as many crutches as possible."
- Claire Forlani
(Related: Actor, Smoking)

"If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and loving, you don't actually live longer; it just seems longer."
- Clement Freud
(Related: Drinking, Smoking)

"I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Home, Smoking, Writing)

"When I was an art student in the early 60's before the acid scene began I was smoking pot just like anyone else who was an artist."
- Bill Griffith
(Related: Art, Artist, Smoking)

"Well, I decided to stop. And I did. I stopped smoking, and I stopped speed at the same time."
- Larry Hagman
(Related: Time, Smoking)

"This was in '79. I got pretty restless there, sitting around with a lot of people sitting around smoking cigarettes and talking about films, but nobody really doing anything."
- Renny Harlin
(Related: People, Pretty, Smoking, Talking)

"Quoting, like smoking, is a dirty habit to which I am devoted."
- Carolyn Heilbrun
(Related: Habit, Smoking)

"I was with some Vietnamese recently, and some of them were smoking two cigarettes at the same time. That's the kind of customers we need!"
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Time, Smoking)

"Often when a person can't get past stress, she will turn to overeating, drinking or smoking, which can become a greater problem than the stress itself."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Drinking, Past, Smoking, Stress, Will)

"I thought I couldn't afford to take her out and smoke as well. So I gave up cigarettes. Then I took her out and one day I looked at her and thought: "Oh well," and I went back to smoking again, and that was better."
- Benny Hill
(Related: Thought, Day, Smoking)

"So smoking is the perfect way to commit suicide without actually dying. I smoke because it's bad, it's really simple."
- Damien Hirst
(Related: Dying, Smoking, Suicide)

"There are enough no smoking places now."
- David Hockney
(Related: Now, Smoking)

"Smoking calms me down. It's enjoyable. I don't want politicians deciding what is exciting in my life."
- David Hockney
(Related: Life, Politicians, Smoking, Want)

"It totally ruins my voice. I quit smoking, drinking, and doing ecstasy."
- Mark Hoppus
(Related: Drinking, Ecstasy, Smoking, Voice)

"I do smoke in real life. A lot. We're all smoking right now in fact."
- Michael Imperioli
(Related: Life, Fact, Now, Right, Smoking)

"It just seemed too weird to me. I don't know, maybe they were smoking a joint in the car downstairs from their parents' apartment. I had to go that far to put together a scenario of how they could have possibly recognized me."
- Marc Jacobs
(Related: Car, Parents, Smoking)

"Smoking is hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, and dangerous to the lungs."
- King James I
(Related: Smoking)

"Nobody should smoke cigarettes - and smoking with an ulcer is like pouring gasoline on a burning house."
- Sara Murray Jordan
(Related: Smoking)

"I even smoke in bed. Imagine smoking a cigar in bed, reading a book. Next to your bed, there's a cigar table with a special cigar ashtray, and your wife is reading a book on how to save the environment."
- Raul Julia
(Related: Wife, Bed, Environment, Reading, Smoking)

"It is now proved beyond doubt that smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics."
- Fletcher Knebel
(Related: Causes, Doubt, Leading, Now, Smoking, Statistics)

"Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics."
- Fletcher Knebel
(Related: Causes, Leading, Smoking, Statistics)

"Listening to a news broadcast is like smoking a cigarette and crushing the butt in the ashtray."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Listening, News, Smoking)

"I'm more proud of quitting smoking than of anything else I've done in my life, including winning an Oscar."
- Christine Lahti
(Related: Life, Winning, Quitting, Smoking)

"Oh, I did stop smoking a long time ago."
- Mario Lemieux
(Related: Time, Smoking)

"Saying sulfates do not cause acid rain is the same as saying that smoking does not cause lung cancer."
- Drew Lewis
(Related: Cancer, Cause, Rain, Saying, Smoking)

"People always come up to me and say that my smoking is bothering them... Well, it's killing me!"
- Wendy Liebman
(Related: People, Killing, Smoking)

"To me, being grown-up meant smoking cigarettes, drinking cocktails, and dressing up in high heels and glamourous outfits."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Being, Drinking, Smoking)

"I have no inhibitions about smoking or drinking, but I think too much of my voice to place it in jeopardy. I have spent many good years in training and cultivating it, and I would be foolish to do anything which might impair or ruin it."
- Jeanette MacDonald
(Related: Drinking, Jeopardy, Ruin, Smoking, Training, Voice, Years)

"They're talking about banning cigarette smoking now in any place that's used by ten or more people in a week, which, I guess, means that Madonna can't even smoke in bed."
- Bill Maher
(Related: People, Bed, Now, Smoking, Talking)

"It is common knowledge that smoking is considered one of the nation's leading causes of preventable death, but it's less widely known that cigarettes are also the leading cause of fatal fires."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Death, Knowledge, Cause, Causes, Leading, Nation, Smoking)

"I think it's wrong the way they criminalize herb. There are many more uses than just smoking. Beneficial to mankind."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Mankind, Smoking, Wrong)

"Self-righteousness has killed more people than smoking."
- John McCarthy
(Related: People, Self, Smoking)

"We're one of the forces that causes actors to fasten seat belts before they take off chasing the bad guy in the car... or removes some of the cigarette smoking on television."
- Gerald McRaney
(Related: Car, Actors, Causes, Smoking, Television)

"In Hollywood you can't even smoke in a bar anymore and yet in the movies they're always showing people smoking. I don't get it."
- Gerald McRaney
(Related: Movies, People, Hollywood, Smoking)

"Smoking is one of the leading causes of all statistics."
- Liza Minnelli
(Related: Causes, Leading, Smoking, Statistics)

"You may have heard that back in the States there are some people who are smoking grass. I don't know how you feel, but it's sure easier than cutting the stuff."
- Pat Morita
(Related: People, May, Smoking, states)

"Yeah, well, I finally stopped smoking for good."
- Liam Neeson
(Related: Smoking)

"You're the one who likes cigars right? Try smoking this."
- Franco Nero
(Related: Right, Smoking)

"You can't be as old as I am without waking up with a surprised look on your face every morning: 'Holy Christ, whaddya know - I'm still around!' It's absolutely amazing that I survived all the booze and smoking and the cars and the career."
- Paul Newman
(Related: Career, Christ, Old, Smoking, Waking)

"One of my resolutions is to quit smoking. I've tried for the past two years, but this year I am going to stick with it."
- John Oldham
(Related: Past, Smoking, Years)

"So I did quit coffee and I did quit smoking. But I haven't managed that with drinking!"
- Sharon Olds
(Related: Coffee, Smoking)

"You want to have two guys making out in front of your 4-year-old? It's OK with them. A guy smoking a joint, blowing the smoke into your little kid's face? OK with them. And I'm not exaggerating here. This is exactly what the secular movement stands for."
- Bill O'Reilly
(Related: Smoking, Want)

"The upside to smoking is that you get to be social. I was looking for a light when I bumped into Ben Harper's manager. A couple of days later, Ben and I were in the studio."
- Beth Orton
(Related: Manager, Light, Smoking)

"Dad was just an emotional wreck. He was drinking a lot of the time, he was smoking a lot of pot. And because he takes certain medications, the drinking was making him... you know, he wasn't even present, really."
- Jack Osbourne
(Related: Dad, Time, Drinking, Present, Smoking)

"Here is Mike Wallace, who is visible to the public, and I have been watching him since the early '50s. Smoking up a storm and insulting his guests and being absolutely wonderfully evil and charming too."
- Christopher Plummer
(Related: Being, Evil, Guests, Public, Smoking)

"Much smoking kills live men and cures dead swine."
- George Dennison Prentice
(Related: Men, Smoking, Swine)

"I'll never feel comfortable taking a strong drink, and I'll never feel easy smoking a cigarette. I just don't think those things are right for me."
- Elvis Presley
(Related: Right, Smoking)

"Tobacco exports should be expanded aggressively because Americans are smoking less."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Americans, Smoking)

"I had always turned it down-to me, smoking pot was absolutely the worst thing in the world. I thought of it as an addiction, and all my friends who smoked it, I felt they really needed help."
- Tommy Rettig
(Related: Thought, Addiction, Friends, Help, Smoking, World)

"The problem here is that there will always be some uncertainty about how quickly Saddam can acquire nuclear weapons. But we don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud."
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: Smoking, Uncertainty, Want, Weapons, Will)

"What I really remember is that people camped out everywhere, and the fact everybody expected it might turn into a big nightmare with all sorts of hassles because back in those days everybody was smoking pot and taking acid."
- Johnny Rivers
(Related: People, Fact, Smoking)

"Well, I quit smoking three weeks ago and I had a hard day today not smoking."
- Eric Roberts
(Related: Day, Smoking, Today)

"The results of this survey are shocking and should be a wake-up call to men and women that drinking and smoking too much not only gives you a bad headache in the morning but can affect your ability to start a family."
- Ann Robinson
(Related: Family, Men, Women, Ability, Drinking, Results, Smoking)

"Our task, your task... is to try to connect the dots before something happens. People say, 'Well, where's the smoking gun?' Well, we don't want to see a smoking gun from a weapon of mass destruction."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: People, Destruction, Smoking, Want)

"Seventy-five percent of women who smoke would like to quit, and yet only two to three percent quit every year... It's significant because we can help women quit smoking."
- David Satcher
(Related: Women, Help, Smoking)

"I don't know how it started but someone must have noticed I was always chewing tobacco or smoking a pipe."
- Hank Sauer
(Related: Smoking)

"I applaud the American Cancer Society for all they do to eradicate smoking. Their local, state and national efforts help to discourage young people from taking up this deadly habit and the resources they provide have helped numerous smokers quit."
- Allyson Schwartz
(Related: Society, People, Habit, American, Cancer, Help, Smoking, State)

"For now, I'm just going to hang out with these two smoking hotties and fly privately around the world. It might be lonely up here, but I sure like the view."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Lonely, Now, Smoking, World)

"Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life."
- Brooke Shields
(Related: Life, Smoking)

"Of course, I also gave him the ineffable pleasures of pipe smoking. And no children, because when this character was created I did not yet have the four children I later had. I must add I also gave him a certain taste for food."
- Georges Simenon
(Related: Food, Character, Children, Smoking, Taste)

"Most countries are static, and they need to do is keep having babies. But America's like this big old clanking smoking machine that just lumbers across the landscape scooping up and eating everything in sight."
- Neal Stephenson
(Related: America, Babies, Countries, Eating, Machine, Old, Sight, Smoking)

"I'm sickened by all religions. Religion has divided people. I don't think there's any difference between the pope wearing a large hat and parading around with a smoking purse and an African painting his face white and praying to a rock."
- Howard Stern
(Related: Religion, People, African, Difference, Painting, Smoking)

"We have it. The smoking gun. The evidence. The potential weapon of mass destruction we have been looking for as our pretext of invading Iraq. There's just one problem - it's in North Korea."
- Jon Stewart
(Related: Destruction, Iraq, Potential, Smoking)

"I think the reason kids get into drugs and smoking is they don't have anything to do."
- Richard Thompson
(Related: Drugs, Kids, Reason, Smoking)

"I've never heard of anybody smoking a joint and going on a rampage. It makes you lie around on the floor and look at the ceiling. What's wrong with that?"
- Billy Bob Thornton
(Related: Lie, Smoking, Wrong)

"Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking. A child is more likely to smoke when they have been raised in the environment of a smoker."
- Christy Turlington
(Related: Environment, Kids, Order, Parents, Smoking)

"I was never directly pressured by peers, but by surrounding myself with others who were experimenting with smoking provided a certain false comfort."
- Christy Turlington
(Related: Comfort, Smoking)

"I would be very proud to have influenced anyone that I know or don't know to quit smoking."
- Christy Turlington
(Related: Smoking)

"It is better to not even try it than to endure the ramifications of either quitting smoking or dying."
- Christy Turlington
(Related: Dying, Quitting, Smoking)

"Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Giving, Smoking, World)

"As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain from smoking when awake."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Care, Example, Moderation, Smoking)

"I just put myself in a hotel and was smoking coke for a while. Then I met up with the wrong people. I ended up getting in a hassle. I had to call the police and get myself arrested or get attacked, ripped off and got to jail. So I called the cops on them and myself."
- Marc Wallice
(Related: People, Police, Smoking, Wrong)

"Well, when I was younger, in high school, I started out smoking pot. Which escalated into taking acid on a regular basis, which escalated into selling acid. And then I started, when I went to college, I started doing opiates."
- John Wozniak
(Related: Selling, College, School, Smoking)