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South Dakota Smoking Ban Is One Year Old

Thursday, November 10th marks one year since South Dakota’s smoke-free law went into effect. The law bans smoking cheap Dunhill cigarettes in bars and restaurants. While smokers and business have adapted with outdoor smoking areas, those who supported the ban are touting its’ success. Darcy Ellefson a respiratory therapist says the health benefits are already being realized.

“There is just an overall sense of relief in South Dakota that workers don’t have to be exposed to secondhand smoke and consumers don’t have to worry about which bar or restaurant can I go to and have safe air to breathe”. Said Ellefson.

Erik Gaikowski with the American Cancer Society agrees

“With the smoke free law more people are choosing to use that as a reason to quit and that was our hope to begin with. Said Gaikowski

Amy Harms is a 15-year volunteer she says she has talked with smokers who voted against the law, but now are happy it passed.

“I think people were really scared about what it would mean for businesses but I believe that businesses are seeing that there are more families out going to restaurants and bowling alleys. Now when people have to go outside, especially in the state of South Dakota, people don’t care for the habit as much.” Said Harms.

Chico to Prohibit Smoking in Bidwell Park

Smoking in downtown Chico, near businesses in the city limits and in Bidwell Park could soon be illegal. “There’s the rights of people to smoke cheap Camel cigarettes in public versus the rights of people to breathe clean air,” Internal Affairs Committee chairman Jim Walker said.

Walker said the city has to protect both, even if smokers represent the minority.

The committee voted unanimously today to refer the issue of a year-round ban in city parks to the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission.

The committee also voted to re-address a regulation against smoking within 20 feet of building entryways after it hears a report from the Downtown Chico Business Association and the Chico Chamber of Commerce. That limitation would effectively ban smoking downtown because the entryways are within 40 feet of each other, said Heather Keag of the DCBA.

Butte County has an adult smoking rate of about 19 percent.

The Chico City Council referred the issue to the Internal Affairs Committee Sept. 20 after receiving a letter requesting the smoking ban from the American Lung Association.

Smoking is already prohibited within 20 feet of public buildings, in City Plaza, in Caper Acres, and in upper Bidwell Park from May to November because of the fire hazard.

A number of high school students asked the committee members Tuesday to support the ban to limit second-hand smoke and to cut down on cigarette butts littering Bidwell Park.

“It’s more than just gross — it’s

disgusting, it’s repulsive,” said Chico High School freshman Jacob Sturgis. “It’s really hard for me to enjoy Bidwell Park with (cigarette) butt litter on the ground.”

Committee member Bob Evans said he’s unsure if a littering ordinance would be necessary or enforceable since state law already prohibits littering.

“You don’t want to make ordinances just for the sake of making them,” Evans said.

Keag said a number of downtown businesses endorsed the smoking ban but the business association has yet to take a stance.

Shelly Brantley of the American Lung Association signed the letter to Mayor Ann Schwab. She told the committee she understands smokers have rights, but asked that they not be allowed to do so near building entryways and in parks.

Evans said he is concerned about downtown employees who are smokers.

“I don’t know if they can go out, jump in their own cars and drive out of downtown, or quit their jobs or be cited,” Evans said.

Though he said the best option would be for them to stop smoking, Evans thinks it puts the employees in a precarious situation.

The committee might address the ban at its next meeting, on Dec. 13.

Walker said as a medical professional, he understands the health concerns of smoking but he also sees the smoke as an annoyance.

“Part of me sees our society becoming less and less tolerant of others’ annoying habits,” he said.

Female celebrity smokers - by brands

All those cigarette brands smoked by more than one celebrity.
If a woman has smoked more than one brand, she may appear twice below.

Marlboro (116)
Christina Aguilera
Kacey Ainsworth
Lily Allen
Christina Applegate
Natalie Appleton
Lucille Ball
Zoe Ball
Drew Barrymore
Justine Bateman
Arzu Bazman
Victoria Beckham
Annette Bening
Sarah Biasini
Jeanette Biedermann
Lara Flynn Boyle
Charlie Brooks
Carla Bruni
Jenna Bush
Emmanuelle Béart
Neve Campbell
Marlette Carter
Joan Chen
Julie Chen
Charlotte Church
Nikki Cox
Sheryl Crow
Penélope Cruz
Kaley Cuoco
Adrianne Curry
Sophie Dahl
Cameron Diaz
Kim Director
Shannen Doherty
Amanda Donohoe
Minnie Driver
Shelley Duvall
Julie Entwisle
Jennifer Esposito
Nadja Abd el Farrag
Tara Fitzgerald
Laura Fraser
Anna Friel
Cornelia Froboess
Mariella Frostrup
Daisy Fuentes
Janeane Garofalo
Rebecca Gayheart
Sharon Gless
Whoopi Goldberg
Judy Greer
Jerry Hall
Deborah Harry
Eva Herzigova
Kate Hudson
Kirsty Hume
Elizabeth Hurley
Anjelica Huston
Lauren Hutton
Samantha Janus
Milla Jovovich
Verena Kerth
Anna Kournikova
Virginie Ledoyen
Rula Lenska
Yasmin Le Bon
Amy Locane
Lindsay Lohan
Traci Lords
Sophia Loren
Elle Macpherson
Marlee Matlin
Stella McCartney
Kristy McNichol
Princess Mette-Marit
Taylor Mills
Liza Minnelli
Erin Moran
Kate Moss
Connie Nielsen
Mary-Kate Olsen
Julia Ormond
Carré Otis
Gwyneth Paltrow
Christiane Paul
Franka Potente
Tara Reid
Teryl Rothery
Jennifer Rubin
Winona Ryder
Romy Schneider
Esther Schweins
Annabella Sciorra
Brooke Shields
Elisabeth Shue
Britney Spears
Rachel Stevens
Jessica Stockmann
Charlize Theron
Tiffani-Amber Thiessen
Uma Thurman
Marisa Tomei
Tamlyn Tomita
Christy Turlington
Liv Tyler
Franziska van Almsick
Frederique van der Wal
Donatella Versace
Stephanie von Hohenzollern
Emma Watson
Rachel Weisz
JoBeth Williams
Amy Winehouse
Kate Winslet
Catherine Zeta-Jones

Silk Cut (36)
Donna Air
Frances Barber
Victoria Beckham
Kate Beckinsale
Brenda Blethyn
Helena Bonham Carter
Kate Bush
Letitia Dean
Samantha Fox
Mariella Frostrup
Kate Garraway
Julie Goodyear
Angela Griffin
Geri Halliwell
Melanie Hill
Elizabeth Hurley
Anne Kirkbride
Sarah Lancashire
Lynda La Plante
Sheryl Lee
Shaznay Lewis
Zoe Lucker
Joanna Lumley
Kym Marsh
Emily Mortimer
Daniela Nardini
Tina O'Brien
Jo O'Meara
Anita Pallenberg
Camilla Parker-Bowles
Billie Piper
Joely Richardson
Lisa Stansfield
Hannah Waterman
Emily Watson
Katherine Wogan

Camel (34)
Victoria Abril
Alexandra Aitken
Drew Barrymore
Pina Bausch
Kim Cattrall
Beverly D'Angelo
Cameron Diaz
Alison Eastwood
Edie Falco
Beth Goddard
Linda Hamilton
Alyson Hannigan
Marcia Gay Harden
Anne Heche
Nicky Hilton
Kate Hudson
Sylvia Kristel
Catherine McCormack
Taylor Momsen
Sophie Monk
Gwyneth Paltrow
Mary-Louise Parker
Parker Posey
Franka Potente
Barbara Rudnik
Theresa Russell
Winona Ryder
Britney Spears
Rachel Stevens
Kristen Stewart
Julia Stiles
Deborah Kara Unger
Amy Winehouse
Evan Rachel Wood

Gauloises Blondes Legeres (26)
Katrin Bauerfeind
Muriel Baumeister
Hannelore Elsner
Eva Habermann
Karoline Herfurth
Mavie Hörbiger
Katy Karrenbauer
Sarah Kuttner
Alexandra Maria Lara
Kader Loth
Annett Louisan
Heike Makatsch
Birgit Minichmayr
Anna Maria Mühe
Ina Müller
Vanessa Petruo
Josefine Preuss
Annett Renneberg
Jessica Schwarz
Jasmin Tabatabai
Anna Thalbach
Katharina Thalbach
Simone Thomalla
Lucy Van Org
Katharina Wackernagel
Adriana Zartl

American Spirit (26)
Kate Beckinsale
Irene Bedard
Thora Birch
Emma Bunton
Kirsten Dunst
Carrie Fisher
Janeane Garofalo
Salma Hayek
Kate Hudson
Elizabeth Hurley
Milla Jovovich
Diane Lane
Ute Lemper
Melissa Leo
Vicki Lewis
Alyssa Milano
Joni Mitchell
Michelle Phillips
Parker Posey
Laura Prepon
Leah Remini
Joely Richardson
Ally Sheedy
Liv Tyler
Rumer Willis

Parliament (20)
Lily Allen
Carolyn Bessette
Gisele Bundchen
Jenna Bush
Kristin Cavallari
Emmanuelle Chriqui
Penélope Cruz
Salma Hayek
Angelina Jolie
January Jones
Milla Jovovich
Ali Lohan
Lindsay Lohan
Ashley Olsen
Nikki Reed
Christina Ricci
Chloë Sevigny
Kristen Stewart
Kate Walsh
Daphne Zuniga

Benson & Hedges (10)
Christina Aguilera
Caroline Aherne
Amelle Berrabah
Emma Bunton
Carrie Fisher
Emilia Fox
Melanie Griffith
Danielle Panabaker
Kay Panabaker
Jessica Paré

Merit (9)
Jennifer Aniston
Monica Bellucci
Helena Bonham Carter
Candace Bushnell
Lisa Coleman
Shannen Doherty
Cheryl Ladd
Sarah Jessica Parker
Chloë Sevigny

Virginia Slims (8)
Kago Ai
Lynda Carter
Margaret Cho
Kelly Hu
Amy Lee
Tara Lipinski
Spencer Locke
Amy Winehouse

Salem (8)
Lynda Carter
Judy Garland
Jennie Garth
Jackie Kennedy
Margot Kidder
Elizabeth Taylor
Natalie Wood

Lucky Strike (7)
Sylvie Guillem
Jean Harlow
Karoline Herfurth
Sarah Kuttner
Ingrid Pitt
Franka Potente
Liv Tyler

Vogue Superslims (7)
Jeanette Biedermann
Carla Bruni
Natalie Cassidy
Catherine Deneuve
Sophie Marceau
Jessica Stockmann
Amy Winehouse

American Spirits (7)
Joy Bryant
Penélope Cruz
Meagan Good
Eva Green
Katherine Heigl
Courtney Love
Britney Spears

Marlboro Ultra (6)
Jessica Alba
Alessandra Ambrosio
Paris Hilton
Elizabeth Hurley
Ruby Larocca
Tila Tequila

Philip Morris (6)
Jeanne Cooper
Maryam D'Abo
Catherine Deneuve
Ashley Olsen
Vanessa Paradis
Eva Renzi

Marlboro Menthol (6)
Charlotte Church
Jaime Pressly
Britney Spears
Jutta Speidel
Tori Spelling
Rachel Stevens

Newports (5)
Taraji P. Henson
Jane Pauley
Britney Spears
Lisa Zane

Cohiba (5)
Mariella Ahrens
Gina Gershon
Susan Lucci
Demi Moore
Maja von Hohenzollern

Dunhill (5)
Maggie Cheung
Marcia Clark
Katherine Heigl
Glenda Jackson
Giulia Siegel

Marlboro Medium (5)
Drew Barrymore
Stefanie Hertel
Princess Maxima
Liz Phair
Jasmin Tabatabai

Capri (5)
Sandra Bernhard
Margaret Cho
Catherine Deneuve
Scarlett Johansson
Jenny McCarthy

HB (4)
Beatrice Kessler
Marisa Mell
Erika Pluhar
Ina Werner

Gitanes (4)
Brigitte Bardot
Christie Brinkley
Courtney Love
Annie Ross

Winston (4)
Laura Bush
Princess Caroline
Nora Roberts
Marlo Thomas

Mores (4)
Renee O'Connor
Juliane Werding
Natalie Wood

Chesterfield (3)
Lucille Ball
Princess Margaret
Alexandra Powers

Lord Extra (3)
Iris Berben
Cornelia Froboess
Barbara Valentin

Gauloises Blondes (3)
Heike Makatsch
Klara Reinacher
Lucy Van Org

Kools (3)
Beth Howland
Stevie Nicks
Jane Paule

Pall Mall (3)
Candy Clark
Uschi Glas
Marsha Hunt

Tareyton (3)
Carol Kane
Susan Lucci
Sharon Tate

Embassy (3)
Isobel Barnett
Emma Blocksage
Rachel Stevens

Eve 120 (3)
Doris Kunstmann
Nina Proll
Jessica Schwarz

Kent (3)
Ingrid Bergman
Catherine Deneuve
Audrey Hepburn

Rothman's (3)
Fairuza Balk
Stephanie Beacham
Joanna Lumley

Kim (3)
Hanne Haller
Daniela Silverio
Regina Ziegler

Viceroy (2)
Lauren Bacall
Sophia Loren

Newport (2)
Jackie Kennedy

Lucky Strikes (2)
Madeleine Peyroux
Franka Potente

Roth-Haendle (2)
Romy Schneider
Judy Winter

Davidoff (2)
Brigitte Bardot
Katarina Witt

Consulate Menthol (2)
Charlotte Church
Whitney Houston

Sobranie (2)
Elaine Paige
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson

Dunhill International (2)
Nyree Dawn Porter
Amanda Redman

Peter Stuyvesant (2)
Milla Jovovich
Kym Valentine

Berkeley Menthol (2)
Amanda Barrie
Charlotte Church

Craven A (2)
Tallulah Bankhead
Julie Christie

Next pictures of celebrities smoking women

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway smoking cigarette

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis smoke

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston - celebrities smoker women

Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard smoker of cigarettes

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie smoking

Kat Dennings

Kat Dennings smoking

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel smokimg cigarettes

Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks smoke cigs

Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan with cigarette

Lizzy Caplan

Lizzy Caplan smoking

Lindsay Lohan

Smoking Lindsay Lohan

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson with cigarette

Do smoking women look sexier?

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s smoking in Bhansali’s Guzaarish is picking up heat. But with young women fast taking to smoking in reality, wonder if it’s being accepted as ’sexy’…

Winona Ryder, Mira Sorvino, Julia Roberts and Uma Thurman smoke much more on the big screen than people do in real life, a study had claimed some time back, calling them dangerous role models for young women.

As trailers of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan smoking go on air, there’s a global concern if smoking on-screen is sexy.

Aishwarya Rai smoking

Aishwarya Rai smoking

Aishwarya-Rai-Bachchan Vogue

Aishwarya-Rai-Bachchan Vogue

Not that it’s the first time an actress is shown smoking on screen, for similar furore was witnessed when Kareena Kapoor lit a ciggy in Chameli, Rani Mukerji in Bichoo , Manisha Koirala in Company or when Priyanka Chopra and Kangna Ranaut made smoking look like some style statement in Fashion.

Winona Ryder smoking

Winona Ryder smoking

But isn’t ‘women-smoking’ a part of the real world too?



Smoking on screen

Smoking on screen

In a country, where cigars, hookahs and cigarettes were once regarded as symbols that spoke of man’s machismo, though the acceptance to the fact may have been slow, the fact is – women have caught up with the trend, and fast.

“So, what’s wrong? I mean if smoking is bad, it’s bad for both – men and women alike. Then why is there always an eyebrow raised and a special mention made when it’s about girls smoking, on screen or off screen?” reasons Jyoti Khurana, a chain-smoker who works with a BPO. So even though Jyoti admits the habit is bad, she shares, “the addiction for anyone starts almost the same way. The fact that girls are as independent and high earning, and facing the same stress as men, the reasons for taking to smoking too, are similar.”

As for women smoking on-screen, “Perhaps those ’so-called’ keepers of traditions, who say smoking on screen influences young women, have turned a blind eye to what the society has become with girls now far from being those simple, domesticated, dependant women.

When there are so many lifestyle changes that we’re ready to accept for the good, these are just some others that come with the change too. And that’s what these actresses are doing on screen – portraying the real woman of today. Then why this fuss?” reasons Anu Dayal, a smoker once, who quit smoking a couple of years back.