Skip Nav
Spring Fashion
These Will Be the Biggest Fashion Trends in 2018 — Are You Ready?
Style Tips
How to Wear the Most Playful Fall Boot Trend and Still Look Sophisticated
Winter Fashion
How to Look Fashionable While Staying Warm

Is Smoking in Fashion Editorials Fashionable?

I know FitSugar doesn't think so!

amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
This is just not fashion to me.
No smoking! We all know that it kills, can't it just go from the spotlight.
RoyalBlueMoss RoyalBlueMoss 9 years
If you want to smoke, than smoke. If you don't, don't.
Tisane Tisane 9 years
There is nothing glamourous about smoking.
AmyLizK AmyLizK 9 years
Wow. The negative and unobjective thinking here is astounding. 1. It depends entirely on a photoshoot's theme. It would be silly, and wrong, in a teen birthday themed shoot. It would be understood and missed if not included in an 80s punk throwback shoot. 2. A verb is not a promotion. Showing someone drinking a martini isn't promoting Absolut. Showing someone drinking a martini is not promoting drinking and driving. Showing someone drinking is not promoting alcoholism and the various ways people can die as a result from drinking.... but we have no problem of saturating pictorials with alcohol imagery. Cheers.
Asia84 Asia84 9 years
PS, I don't mean any disrespect to anyone who has lost someone to lung cancer. i really don't. but you know, my first magazine was a harper's bazaar. and i was about 8. yes, i had $5 bucks and i bought it for myself; i remember it like yesterday, it had a eastern european model on the cover with a acid yellow silk blouse and green trousers! anyways, there were pics in there that had models smoking . . being all "le cool", but it never made me want to smoke. hmmm . . .maybe because my parents (who should be a guide for these young girls) always told me to have my own mind. to be honest, i don't think either one of my parents told me that smoking was horrible, although my mother wouldn't let me stay in the room if we went to someone's house that smoked ciggies. what i'm saying is, stop raising spongy kids who are expected to be guided in life by someone they will never meet. YOU be the guide.
Asia84 Asia84 9 years
I don't have a problem with it. i have never smoked, and all the adverts i have seen geared towards smoking has never made me feel compelled to smoke. and do you know have many ppl actually smoke. I don't live in granola county where everyone is healthy. I don't judge what ppl do. it's not that deep, and it's not MY lungs. i don't smoke because i never felt the need to, not because of lung cancer. if that's the case, i would stop drinking Merlot (sclerosis of the liver), or never eat another shread of beef ( supposedly cancer too) . . . Some people have too-tight thongs on . . get over it, and go hug a tree.
bellanatella bellanatella 9 years
In editorials, it can be dressed up to look good. Anything can. I still don't think people should run ads with it because obviously that's not what the average smoker looks like and it's false advertising.
jen22 jen22 9 years
Its gross. :(
Advah Advah 9 years
I don't smoke, but honestly if you think it's wrong to promote smoking in advertisement (I agree with that to some extent) then any type of alcohol should also be banned from ads. For some reason I think it's generally found more 'acceptable' to see glasses of wine or champagne in ads.
DeveliQue DeveliQue 9 years
I think smoking is a horrible habit, and I think when they put them in these fashion editorials it makes young people think that it is fashionable to smoke and its not...
hil34 hil34 9 years
My great-grandfather died from smoking and my mom has bad asthma so I'm just staying away from them. And if models smoke in magazines, girls will see it and will want to smoke too! =(
RoyalBlueMoss RoyalBlueMoss 9 years
I also enjoy being in the few bars there still are in Philly that allow smoking.
RoyalBlueMoss RoyalBlueMoss 9 years
I don't smoke anymore, I use to for a while. My boyfriend smokes and I like it about him. I like smokers.
gigill gigill 9 years
The ciggie makes the model look trashy. Glamour only please!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
I agree - gross. Cigs are cancer sticks. Seriously, nowadays, I don't know why anybody in their right mind would smoke.
Seraphim Seraphim 9 years
hboogie hboogie 9 years
Health factors aside, I'm shocked anyone would smoke around thousand dollar gowns. Like, when I see photos of models and designers smoking backstage at fashion shows, I always wonder if they're stinking up the dresses or even putting cigarette burns in them.
nicachica nicachica 9 years
ehhhh...i don't like promoting cigarettes but frankly, i think that in black and white photos, they lend an air of 40's Hollywood glamour. it's not right, but hey, that's just my opinion...
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Ew I don't like it. I mean, they can do what they want because it's not affecting me...but still I think it's gross. I haven't had ONE SMOKE in about a week now and I totally am starting to get turned offf.
biochemlovely biochemlovely 9 years
There is nothing cool or fashionable about smoking. Eww.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Ick. I can't stand smoking.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i don't like smoking and don't care to see it - but we all know that models smoke (bad generalization i know) - so it's really not a shocker that someone puts it in an editorial shoot
From Our Partners
Latest Fashion
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds