A smart lighter that shames you into quitting

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Wednesday 21 May 2014

We’ve all got our own vices but some of us have more worrying addictions than others. Cigarettes not only cause lung cancer but they’re expensive. Imaging giving your lungs a break from all that toxic garbage and keeping your dollars safely in your pocket.

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The secret to long life: whiskey and cigarettes, says a 100-year old woman

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Friday 22 November 2013

Want to live up to a hundred years old? Drink more whiskey and smoke more cigarettes. Dorothy Howe recently celebrated her 100th birthday at a pub with her friends. She has smoked about 460,000 cigarettes in her lifetime. She started smoking at the age of 16 and has 15 cigarettes a day.

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Brilliant no-smoking signs that work

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 1 May 2013

Spotted outside the office of an ad agency along Craig Road in Singapore: a sign that politely informs you not to smoke for the sake of the roaches’ health. And oh, and another sign below it reminding you that the potted plants deserve to live without choking on discarded cig butts. The place looked spotless, […]

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Creative ad to promote non-smoking program

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Friday 15 February 2013

Munich-based ad agency Serviceplan Health & Life created this calendar to promote an online non-smoking program for AOK Health Insurance. The calendar features typographic illustrations that show how a former smoker’s lungs can go from black to clear over the course over a year. This calendar is a creative way to illustrate a serious issue.

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Ashtray will see to it that plants love you for smoking

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 8 November 2012

Smokers have always gotten a bad rap for contributing to the polluted state of the world. Now French collective Mademoiselle Jean-Claude have emerged with a new invention in the defense of our smoker friends: an eco-friendly ashtray that doubles up as a potted plant pot. Basically you can dispose of your cig butts here, and leave it to the device to filter out ashes from the cig butts as fertilizer for the resident plant. So it now seems smokers get to smoke and benefit their plant friends in a symbiotic way with this special ashtray. No reason to quit smoking, then.

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