100+ Best Smoking Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational smoking quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous Smoking Quotes

Smoking is one of the leading causes of all statistics. — Liza Minnelli

Impotence is one of the major hazards of cigarette smoking. — Loni Anderson

Everybody smokes! Models, actresses, everyone! Don’t they realize that it’s gross? I understand it’s an addiction, but it still pains me to see my friends do it. — Kirsten Dunst

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

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

In the 1960s, you could eat anything you wanted, and of course, people were smoking cigarettes and all kinds of things, and there was no talk about fat and anything like that, and butter and cream were rife. Those were lovely days for gastronomy, I must say. — Julia Child

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

I actually don’t think there is machismo in America, unless it’s the cowboy type – the silent, smoking brooder. — Rosecrans Baldwin

I don’t want children anyway,’ Caz says. ‘So I’m getting nothing out of this whatsoever. I want my entire reproductive system taken out, and replaced with spare lungs, for when I start smoking. I want that option. This is pointless. — Caitlin Moran

It totally ruins my voice. I quit smoking, drinking, and doing ecstasy. — Mark Hoppus

There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire. If you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain. Do something to make more money yourself – spend less time drinking, or smoking and socializing and more time working. — Gina Rinehart

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

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

So I did quit coffee and I did quit smoking. But I haven’t managed that with drinking! — Sharon Olds

My worst habit used to be smoking but I quit. — Katherine Heigl

I don’t know how it started but someone must have noticed I was always chewing tobacco or smoking a pipe. — Hank Sauer

I would be very proud to have influenced anyone that I know or don’t know to quit smoking. — Christy Turlington

I don’t smoke and I don’t want to smoke. I am not a fan of gratuitous smoking in films. — Edward Norton

I found out that smoking is the leading cause of statistics. — Matthew Gray Gubler

whether these so-called smoking guns as such can be found, I don’t know. — Robert Hill

I was never particularly wild, just very busy and often didn’t think about what I was putting into my body. Today things are very different. I stopped smoking in my late 30s; I avoid wheat and gluten as this makes me feel bloated and sluggish; exercise regularly and bounce out of bed. — Britt Ekland

Yeah, well, I finally stopped smoking for good. — Liam Neeson

We have to find out if it’s exposure to smoking during pregnancy, or early experiences, exposure to lead, these are all potential factors that we have some inkling of, but we don’t know how they interact with genetic predispositions, — Peter Jensen

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

Tobacco exports should be expanded aggressively because Americans are smoking less. — Dan Quayle

Sometime over the past generation we became less likely to object to something because it is immoral and more likely to object to something because it is unhealthy or unsafe. So smoking is now a worse evil than six of the Ten Commandments, and the word sinful is most commonly associated with chocolate. — David Brooks

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

Well, I quit smoking three weeks ago and I had a hard day today not smoking. — Eric Roberts

The one thing we learned in 2005 is there is no simple answer or smoking gun for this. This is a tough problem. — Chuck D.

It’s hard to love a place that’s outlawed smoking but finds it perfectly acceptable to serve raw fish in a bath of chocolate. — David Sedaris

I quit smoking well over twenty years ago. — Shelley Berman

It’s never too late-in fiction or in life-to revise. — Nancy Thayer

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

You’re the one who likes cigars right? Try smoking this. — Franco Nero

Smoking calms me down. It’s enjoyable. I don’t want politicians deciding what is exciting in my life. — David Hockney

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

I’m more proud of quitting smoking than of anything else I’ve done in my life, including winning an Oscar. — Christine Lahti

We’re steadfastly committed to smoking her out … so she has to answer some questions from the public. — Gene Stilp

One of the great regrets of my life is that I smoked. If I could say anything to anybody starting out in life it would be, ‘Whatever you do, don’t smoke’. I have had to recover from that and been lucky that I have been able to stop. — Bill Nighy

Each of us should think of the future. Every puff on a cigarette is another tick closer to a time bomb of terrible consequences. Christopher Hitchens didn’t care about the consequences of smoking cigarettes. Tragically, he died of throat cancer in December 2011. — Ray Comfort

Oscar Wilde: ‘Do you mind if I smoke?’ Sarah Bernhardt: ‘I don’t care if you burn.’ — Sarah Bernhardt

Oh, I did stop smoking a long time ago. — Mario Lemieux

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

Fact: From quitting smoking to skiing, we succeed to the degree we try, fail, and learn. Studies show that people who worry about mistakes shut down, but those who are relaxed about doing badly soon learn to do well. Success is built on failure. — Martha Beck

I don’t operate on smokers. I tell cigarette smokers that I can operate on you, I get paid the same. And you might even do well. But it’s the wrong thing to do. So I refuse to operate on you until you stop smoking. — Mehmet Oz

Scientists have demonstrated that dramatic, positive changes can occur in our lives as a direct result of facing an extreme challenge – whether it’s coping with a serious illness, daring to quit smoking, or dealing with depression. Researchers call this ‘post-traumatic growth.’ — Jane McGonigal

Smoking is related to practically every terrible thing that can happen to you. — Loni Anderson

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

I wish I could give up smoking, but it does taste so delicious. — Caitlin Moran

I’ll go back to comedy clubs when they get a real no-camera policy, the same way they did with smoking. — Chris Rock

I’m glad I don’t have to explain to a man from Mars why each day I set fire to dozens of little pieces of paper, and then put them in my mouth. — Mignon McLaughlin

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

I wasn’t driving down the wrong side of the street, smoking marijuana, waving my gun out the window. — Coolio

Any man who doesn’t partake in cigar smoking is nothing more than a weak-willed, meandering oaf, and I would never put my lips to those of any creature, man or beast, whose lips were not fresh awash in the currents of cigar smoke.’ — Catherine the Great

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

I’ve got my dad’s height and smoking habit. But I think I’ve got my mum’s looks and sensibilities. — Max Irons

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

If I start going back to church, I’d have to stop the smoking and drinking, and I wouldn’t be able to curse any more. — Katherine Heigl

You can’t delete racism. It’s like a cigarette. You can’t stop smoking if you don’t want to, and you can’t stop racism if people don’t want to. But I’ll do everything I can to help. — Mario Balotelli

I look at smoking as a crutch, and as an actor I would like strip away as many crutches as possible. — Claire Forlani

Get me well so I can get on television and tell people to stop smoking. — Nat King Cole

When you strip away the passion and the rhetoric, the simple fact is smoking is a hazard. The restaurants are a public work place. Therefore, it should be restricted. — Chris Williams

We know from strong evidence that we’ll see a decrease in the youth smoking rate, a decrease in health-care costs associated with smoking, and revenue we’d like to see go towards prevention and education programs. — Renee Martin

The other thing is, when you see somebody smoking and you’re trying to quit, you get that urge again. It doesn’t help people quit, — Richard Roberts

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

Drinking and smoking grass were a part of my life as far back as I can remember. — Al Pacino

Smoking is hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, and dangerous to the lungs. — King James I

It is better to not even try it than to endure the ramifications of either quitting smoking or dying. — Christy Turlington

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

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

We don’t want to come off as pro-smoking. Even though we didn’t smoke real cigarettes at all, you want to be careful of people’s sensitivities. — Martha Plimpton

I think the reason kids get into drugs and smoking is they don’t have anything to do. — Richard Thompson

The expansion of tobacco cessation centers is an important part of our historic and continuing effort to help smokers quit. The expansion of these centers will give even more New Yorkers the help they need to quit once and for all. — George Pataki

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

Asthma doesn’t seem to bother me any more unless I’m around cigars or dogs. The thing that would bother me most would be a dog smoking a cigar. — Steve Allen

I ran like a cheetah – well, like a cheetah that smoked too much. — John Green

I smoke ten to fifteen cigars a day. At my age I have to hold on to something. — George Burns

Very early on, I decided I didn’t want smoking in the movie. It’s not really a movie about smoking, but about lobbying. Tobacco is just the setting. It’s not that I believe in the idea that movies should be responsible and not show smoking. But I think if the characters had been smoking, it would have seemed a pro-smoking movie, whereas it’s about lobbying and spin and talk. — Ivan Reitman

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

Cigarette sales would drop to zero overnight if the warning said CIGARETTES CONTAIN FAT. — Dave Barry

Perfection is such a nuisance that I often regret having cured myself of using tobacco. — Emile Zola

We know we didn’t play well, North Carolina just whipped us tonight. It’s going to take some character for us to come back. We’re either going to respond or we’re going to fold. We’re going to have to come out smoking the next game. — Ilian Evtimov

Well, I decided to stop. And I did. I stopped smoking, and I stopped speed at the same time. — Larry Hagman

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

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

It is now proved beyond doubt that smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics. — Fletcher Knebel

You’re always better off if you quit smoking; it’s never too late. — Loni Anderson

It is easier to stay out than get out. — Mark Twain

After 50 years of smoking unfiltered cigarettes, my father died, too young, of a massive heart attack. He was 69. It’s almost certain that all those years of nicotine inhalation were a major contributor to his clogged arteries. — Tom Brokaw

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

I don’t want to quit smoking. I am convinced that if I quit smoking, the world would go to hell. — Marjane Satrapi

I begin with the premise that behavior is an incredibly important element in medicine. Peoples habits, their willingness to quit smoking, their willingness to take steps to avoid transmission of HIV, are all behavioral questions. — Harold E. Varmus

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

The only bad thing is that I’ve been smoking cigarettes. I smoke in the play, so I’ve limited myself to smoking only in the theater. — Lorraine Bracco

I’ve chosen to get the word out to women, especially young women, that tobacco is not glamorous – it’s addictive and smoking takes a serious toll on your health. — Mena Suvari

I’m about as healthy as a person can be. I quit smoking seven or eight years ago. — Karen Allen

There’s nothing quite like tobacco: it’s the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn’t deserve to live. — Moliere

I will go so far as to say probably smoking had something to do with my pancreatic cancer. — Patrick Swayze

I think it’s wrong the way they criminalize herb. There are many more uses than just smoking. Beneficial to mankind. — Ziggy Marley

Look at any black-and-white movie; everybody is smoking. — Loni Anderson