There are plenty of songs out there for marijuana smokers, but what about cigarette smokers? Yes, everyone knows cigarettes are bad for you, but that didn’t stop some of the artists on this list from smoking. Whatever your stance on smoking, here are the top ten songs for cigarette smokers. Honorable mentions include Brownsville Station’s “Smokin’ In the Boys Room,” Wilco’s “Jesus, Etc.,” Oasis’ “Cigarettes & Alcohol,” “Nicotine” by Ani DiFranco and “Midnight Lightning” by Jimi Hendrix.
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide” is a song by David Bowie, off of his 1972 album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. This song made the cut for its infamous opening lines: “Time takes a cigarette, puts it in your mouth / You pull on your finger, then another finger, then your cigarette / The wall to wall is calling, it lingers, then you forget / Ohhh, you're a rock 'n' roll suicide.” David Bowie, in his younger years, was often seen with a cigarette in his mouth.
“Soul Kitchen” is a song by The Doors, off of their 1967, self-titled debut album. Supposedly the song is a tribute to a restaurant Jim Morrison would often frequent, and the song appeared in the film, “Forrest Gump.” This track made this list for its poetic second verse, which is the following: “Well, your fingers weave quick minarets / speak in secret alphabets / I light another cigarette / learn to forget.”
“I Hope I Don’t Fall in Love with You” is a song by Tom Waits, off of his 1973 album, Closing Time. This list would not be complete without a song by Mr. Waits, and the following verse is why it made this list: “Well the night does funny things inside a man / these old tom-cat feelings you don’t understand / well I turn around to look at you / you light a cigarette / I wish I had the guts to bum one / but we’ve never met / and I hope that I don’t fall in love with you.”
“Sunday Morning Comin’ Down” is a song by Johnny Cash, off of his 1970 live album, The Johnny Cash Show. Technically the song was written and recorded by Kris Kristofferson, and later would become a hit for Ray Stevens. However, Cash’s version won an award for “Song of the Year” in 1970 and peaked at #1 on the country charts. This track made the cut for the second verse: “I’d smoked my mind the night before / with cigarettes and the songs I’d been pickin’ / but I lit my first and watched a small kid / playing with a can that he was kicking.”
“Cigarettes and Coffee” is a song by Otis Redding, off of his 1966 release, The Soul Album. If you examine the lyrics, you’ll see this is a love song. The track begins with the lines, “It’s early in the morning / about a quarter till three / I’m sittin’ here talkin’ with my baby / over cigarettes and coffee.” The song continues, “I would love to have another drink of coffee, now / and please, darling, help me smoke this one more cigarette, now / I don’t want no cream and sugar / cause I’ve got you now darling / but just let me enjoy / help me to enjoy.” Any smoker knows that cigarettes go especially well with coffee and can surely relate to this song.
“Cigarette Lit” is a song by Dave Matthews, and although it never made it onto an album, it was recorded during the sessions for Dave’s solo album, Some Devil. The song begins, “cigarette lit / my plans to quit / and I know I can but I know I will forget it / stuck here, I need something quick / just to stop me thinking / always out, always in / just come in to me.” The song continues, “what a gift, this short visit / and I know I’ll go just as quick as I came in / night stick, my finger tips / just stop me thinking / always out, always in / oh just come in to me.” This song accurately yet brilliantly describes cigarette addiction. “Always out, always in” is most likely Dave referring to inhaling and exhaling the smoke, while the lyric “let it rain all night” perhaps is his way of saying that he wants to quit, and if it rains, he will have a harder time going outside to smoke. Most of all, the lyric “just stop me thinking” is very relatable to all smokers who smoke to escape their reality- even if just for a few minutes.
“Nicotine Stain” is a song by Siouxsie and the Banshees, off of their 1978 album, The Scream. The song begins, “it’s just a habit / when I reach to the packet / for my last cigarette / until the day breaks / and then my hand shakes / but it’s just driving me insane / when the smoke gets in my brain / I can’t resist it.” The track continues with lines like, “I can feel my lungs collapse / sinking deep into my lap.” The chorus goes, “wallow in that ash bath / soaking up the fumes / and see the nicotine stain / start to spread.” If any song out there would prevent someone from smoking, it would be this one. On the other hand, any nicotine-addicted person can relate to the song’s lyrics.
“Three Cigarettes In An Ashtray” is a song by Patsy Cline, off of her 1957 self-titled album. The lyrics are simple yet compelling. The song starts off with the lines, “two cigarettes in an ashtray / my love and I, in a small café / then a stranger came alone / and everything went wrong / now there’s three cigarettes in the ashtray.” The song continues, “I watched her take him from me / and his love is no longer my own / now they are gone / and I sit alone / and watch one cigarette burn away.”
“Cigarette” is a song by The Smithereens, off of their 1986 album, Especially For You. The song begins, “smoked my last cigarette, sat in bed for a while / thought of your face and that brought me a smile / wanted another one, fell back asleep instead / woke and found you sitting there on the bed.” The second verse begins, “went to the corner store, bought us another pack…” The chorus is the following: “Cigarette, cigarette / burning up time / cigarette, cigarette / watch the smoke climb / cigarette, cigarette / wasting away / just like this cigarette, our time is running down / only one hour ‘til you’re leaving this town.” Clearly this song had to make this list, as the word “cigarette” is mentioned numerous times and, well, it’s a good song.
“I Smoke A Lot” is a song by K’s Choice, off of their 1993 album, The Great Subconscious Club. This deserves to be the number one smoking song as it describes bluntly the general attitude non-smokers have toward smokers and vice versa. The song begins, “I smoke a lot / I’m not talking weed or pot / I smoke the regular stuff / I smoke a lot / and if you’re a smoker too / you are to know sometimes it’s tough / to be in healthy company / people who always say / you smoke a lot / imagine the amount of money you could save if you’d quit / you smoke a lot / by now you’d have a bike, aren’t you concerned about the kids.”
Smoking is a habit of inhaling and exhaling the smoke by various means. Smoking is very injurious to the health as it calls various types of cancer. In UK, it has been the greatest single cause of illness and premature death. Long-term smoking decreases about 10 years of life as it causes early death. It causes various types of respiratory diseases as well as increases the risk of several other diseases with years of unpleasant symptoms.
It is a big issue in various countries which needs to be eliminated soon. ‘No Smoking Day’ is celebrated every year by the people on 2nd Wednesday in the month of March in order to spread awareness about bad effects of smoking and encourage people to quit smoking.
We have provided here various slogans on No Smoking which you can use while celebrating No Smoking Day event. You can use following slogans to make the campaign celebration very effective, attractive and successful.
Following No Smoking slogans are meaningful, eye catching and fresh which you can use to encourage people to quit smoking. You can choose any No Smoking slogan to spread awareness among people about smoking:
No Smoking Slogan
Smoking is injurious to health; don’t give your life into hand of tobacco.
Smoking is eating our body from inside; don’t be used to of it.
Smoking eats our body slowly which we don’t feel for long time!
Don’t smoke! There are many activities you can enjoy in life.
Keep the key of life in your hands, don’t give it to tobacco.
Your life is in your hands, but smoker’s life in tobacco hand.
Tobacco is killing us, don’t let it kill you!
Eliminate tobacco from your life before it kills you!
We need to burn calories daily, not tobacco!
We are burning cigarettes; it is what we are doing!
Smoking makes our life shorter and diseased.
Stop smoking! If you really want to live a long and healthy life.
Burn calories not your body through smoking.
Eliminate smoking from your life, not yourself from life.
Smoking is a definite killer, why you don’t understand!
Don’t regret yourself, regret your bad habits and eliminate smoking.
Replace your cigarettes with a glass of juice daily.
Eliminate smoking to bring smile to many faces in your life.
Eliminate smoking and be a real hero for your family.
Quit smoking today to get happiness tomorrow!
Still you can save your life and smile of many faces. Just quit smoking!
Do you know how smoking kills you? Come and join the campaign ‘No Smoking Day’.
Smoking has no advantages but quitting it has many advantages.
Don’t be fool; be smart enough to take right decision.
Motivate yourself enough to quit smoking and be a hero.
See the face of your loved ones and decide whether you need to quit or continue.
Don’t spoil your life with cigarettes; let it nourish with joy and happiness.
You deserve a healthy life not a diseased life. Just quit smoking!
Eliminate cigarette not happiness from your life.
Celebrate ‘No Smoking Day’ and take a pledge to quit smoking today, not tomorrow.
Don’t let you burn with cigarettes, enjoy the nature and live a healthy life.
Cigarette is limiting your life to its pipe; quit it to live a long life.
Life is wonderful, don’t make it painful. Just quit smoking!
Life is precious, don’t make it anxious. Quit smoking.
Quit smoking to make your life beautiful not regretful.
Smoking is dangerous to lungs, as t adds wastes in tons.
Buy a glass of juice not cigarette!
Regret the cigarette and follow a healthy lifestyle.
Don’t be in doubt, just put cigarettes out.
Smoking tobacco gives your lungs many scars and fills them with huge tar.
Don’t give up your lungs, just give up cigarettes.
Fill your lungs with fresh oxygen, not with tons of tar.
Stop smoking otherwise you will get lung cancer.
Kill your bad habits not yourself!
Smoking is killing you but we are saving you.
Don’t change your lungs into ashes; send this message to the masses.
Put down the cigarettes and lighter to make your future so brighter.
Be wise enough to quit smoking!
Stop smoking, breathe fresh!
Cigarette you smoke will give you stroke.
Put down the smoking pipe to give yourself a new life.
Don’t put your lips on fire, give what it desire.
Don’t take smoke as a joke.
Stop smoke, it’s not a joke.
Throw it down before it puts you sick.
Save lungs, save life.
Dot smoke, it’s a crime!
Don’t be fool, smoking is not cool.
I have already quitted but why you don’t.
You burn cigarettes, cigarettes burn you.
Don’t make your lungs home of toxins.
Don’t be a loser, be a non-smoker.
Quit smoking to stay healthy.
Quit smoking on ‘No Smoking Day’.