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Scientists
Einstein
Albert Einstein, the world's greatest scientist ever with his inseparable pipe.
Edison
Thomas Alva Edison (1847 - 1931), the inventor of the phonograph, the light bulb and a lot more.
Bell
Alexander Graham Bell (1847 - 1922) (More info to come.)
Oppenheimer
Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904 - 1967). No doubt that he played with a deadly toy, however, his most famous quote has nothing to do with his smoking habit:

"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."

He quoted this from the Bhagavad Gita upon witnessing the first atomic detonation by mankind on 16 July 1945.
Hubble
The world famous American astronomer Edwin Hubble (1889 - 1953).
Warning: Smoking may cause the universe to expand.
Freud
Founder of psychoanalysis, Austrian physician Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939), gave the World new insights concerning the unconscious mind, neurology, sexual desires and more.
Carter
British Egyptologist/archaeologist Howard Carter, the man who discovered Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922.
Palmer

Bartlett Joshua ('BJ') Palmer (1881 - 1961), the developer of the science of chiropractic.

Maybe you've got to read it twice, but this is possibly his best quote:

"If you are in the right, you can afford to keep your temper. If you are in the wrong, you cannot afford to lose it."
Politicians, presidents and Royalties
Churchill
Thinking of powerful men and cigars, we immediately think of two men in particular. The other is not to be found here, but this one is Winston Churchill.
Fortuyn
Pim Fortuyn, a Dutch politician who was shot on May 6th, 2002 because he spoke his mind freely, and therewith he said exactly what most of the people of The Netherlands thought.
Warning: Smoking is safer than being a leader of a political party!
Clinton
Former president of the US, Bill Clinton, seems to have smoked a lot more than we know!
Schmidt
Smoker Helmut Schmidt served (West) Germany as chancellor from 1974 to 1982.
Queen Margrethe II
Denmark's most popular woman, Queen Margrethe II, is a highly educated and creative person. For instance, she translated foreign novels, designed Danish stamps, Unicef postcards and ecclesiastical textiles (some are even embroidered by her personally), made scenographies for theatre and TV, and illustrated the Danish version of Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings' as well as the New Danish Bible.
The antis, however, can only see her cigarette. They call her 'Ashtray Queen' or even 'Drag Queen'. Being asked about her so-called smoking problem, she simply stated: "I have no problem."
Warning: Smoking may cause extra creativity in Danish Royalties!
Princess Stephanie
Even though Princess Stéphanie of Monaco has always been hounded by the press because of her rebellion, loves, careers and past, I think she's just a modern princess doing things her own way. Like smoking for instance.
Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945) was the 32nd President of the US. He was elected to an unprecedented four terms, and died in office. His main contributions were the instituting of major economic and social assistance programmes in response to the Great Depression, leading the country through a successful involvement in World War II, and helping in the formation of the United Nations.
His most famous quote: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself".
King Hussein
Peacemaker in the Middle East, King Hussein of Jordan, was a radio amateur, a motorcyclist and a smoker.
Schröder
German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder.
Parker Bowles
Camilla Parker Bowles (1947), Duchess of Cornwall, the 2nd wife of Prince Charles of Wales.

Photo by Rex Features.
Kennedy
35th US President, John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963).
Warning: Some smokers die at an early age!
Queen Juliana
Juliana (1909 - 2004), Queen of The Netherlands from 1948 to 1980.
Gerald Ford
He was never elected, but got the job by accident: Gerald Ford (1913 - 2006), the 38th President of the US.
Atatürk
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881 - 1938), founder of modern-day Turkey as well as its first president.
Obama

Barack Hussein Obama (1961), the first black smoking president of the US.


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