No Smoking

Contest Info

  • Started: 3/19/2006 06:00
  • Ended: 3/21/2006 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 34
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $50
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $30
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $20
No Smoking
Contest Directions: Show what methods / devices/ tricks smokers may use to still continue smoking and to hide it / camouflage it / get away with it.

Contest Info

    • Started: 3/19/2006 06:00
    • Ended: 3/21/2006 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 34
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $50
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $30
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $20
This gallery only contains our top 17 selections from its parent contest No Smoking?. All 34 contest pictures can be viewed here.
  • Black coffee and cigarettes

    Black coffee and cigarettes
  • Analrettes

    Analrettes
  • Smoking banana

    Smoking banana
  • Smokenaut

    Smokenaut
  • One Rule for the Rich

    One Rule for the Rich
  • Designated Area

    Designated Area
  • iSmoke

    iSmoke
  • Smoking Booth

    Smoking Booth
  • Touch Up

    Touch Up
  • Artist

    Artist
  • Lil

    Lil
  • New Factories

    New Factories
  • Houston we have lift of

    Houston we have lift of
  • Freezing Weather

    Freezing Weather
  • The old days of smoking are over

    The old days of smoking are over
  • Old, Armed, and Crazy

    Old, Armed, and Crazy
  • Lady Liberty

    Lady Liberty
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Calabasas in California is the first U.S. city to ban smoking in absolutely all public places, including on sidewalks in the community as well as parks outdoor businesses, restaurant patios and common areas of condominiums. Henceforth, smoking will be allowed only in designated areas at shopping malls and some workplaces. If a non-smoker asks a smoker to stop, the smoker must do so or face a possible $500 fine. At the same time, in Ohio, supporters of what would be a statewide ban on smoking are celebrating a legal victory they have achieved. A state judge has turned down a challenge to various petitions seeking to enact an indoor smoking ban in that state. Supporters of the ban turned in enough signatures in December to put the issue before lawmakers in Ohio. If the Legislature fails to act by early May, or alternatively introduces a bill that significantly changes the proposal, supporters can gather a new round of signatures to put the law before voters through a special vote of the people. Nicotine effect: Nicotine is a cholinomimetic agent, i.e., it increases the activity of acetylcholine in the central nervous system. Recently carried out research work indicates that nicotine also increases the dopamine level in the brain, which can be the factor for obtaining pleasure from smoking. One research indicated that attention and memory is better during tiredness in smokers when compared to nonsmokers. Nicotine is one of the substances with strong addictive potential. While smoking, large amount of nicotine is pyrolyzed but even a residual small dose is sufficient for causing somatic and psychological effects including the formation of chemical dependence. Studies, carried out by Heningfield and Benowitz, have shown that nicotine, in a large measure causes more dependence than caffeine and marijuana, but in a lesser degree than alcohol, cocaine and heroin. In his study, Perrin gave the conclusion that nicotine, more than any other substances, possesses the ability to cause psychological dependence (even including alcohol, the strongest agent of general-somatic actions, which can lead to serious forms of mental frustration as a result of cessation). The majority of smokers regularly smoke. According to the opinion of Canadian professor Jennifer О'Loughlin, nicotine dependence appears in teenagers after five months of starting to smoke. It becomes difficult to quit smoking due to the symptoms of withdrawal syndrome, for example, sleeplessness, irritability, nervousness, tachycardia and a tendency to gain weight. The large percentages (about 60%) of people, who try to quit smoking, once again come back to the smoking habit within three months. The majority of smokers do not see the necessity to quit smoking, since the risks of smoking are long-term. Apart from this, it is established that the smokers, who are well informed about the smoking hazards, are inclined to underestimate it unconsciously. The Plant: Tobacco (Nicotiana) is an annual herbaceous plant of the family Solanaceae. There are about 70 species of wild tobacco. After many years of cultivating this plant, more than 100 varieties were bred, but they were all created on the basis of two species, Virginia tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) and Aztec tobacco, aka makhorka, peasant's, Indian, Sacred tobacco (Nicotiana rustica). Virginia tobacco, aka true, common, cultivated, smoking tobacco, is a fast-growing plant with an unbranched stalk reaching a height of 2.5 meters with a well-developed root system. Tobacco leaves, reaching a width of 30 cm and length of 90cm, are usually oblong or elliptical in form. The flowers are pink or white, gathered into inflorescences. The fruit of this plant is a unique capsule with numerous small brownish brown seeds. In the Solanaceae family there is still such a species of herbaceous plant of the tobacco genus as the aforementioned makhorka, which presumably originated from crossing two wild tobacco species (N. paniculata and N. undulata). Makhorka is used for making smoking tobacco and snuff. Virginia tobacco is bred for its leaves, which are either twisted into cigars or shredded for filling Russian papirosas, cigarettes, and pipes. In addition to this, tobacco leaves are processed for producing its chewing variety and pulverized for snuff. North America is considered the birthplace of smoking tobacco, but now it is grown in more than 100 countries, the main ones being China, United States, India, Brazil, Turkey, and Russia. This industry annually employs more than 30 million people. Tobacco begins to be harvested about 46 months after planting, when its leaves become pale and covered with spots. The cut plant stems together with leaves or only the leaves are dried. Drying the leaves is a process requiring observance of certain conditions; moreover, they can't be overheated because this can negatively affect tobacco quality. After drying, the leaves are steamed to avoid fragility. They are either placed in rooms with a high humidity, or treated with steam, or the places where they were cut are lightly moistened with water. Then the leaves are sorted according to quality, size, and color, and only then are they tied into bundles and sent from the tobacco plantations for further processing. Before the final stage, they are held in special rooms for another year or two at a set constantly maintained temperature. The leaves shouldn't be overdried (to avoid crumbling) or overmoistened (otherwise they will begin to mold). The leaves are processed differently depending on whether cigars, cigarettes, or pipe tobacco will be made from them.
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