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  • v  smoke one cigarette after another; light one cigarette from the preceding one

  • He is also proof that MacArthur Foundation "genius grants," like the one he was awarded this year, go to some shaggy characters, the kind who like low-rider cars and chain-smoke as .
  • She politely asks the reporter who is with her for permission to light a cigarette and then proceeds to chain-smoke for the duration of the interview.
  • At his Friday press conference, Franklin Roosevelt did not chain-smoke, as usual; in fact, he did not smoke at all.
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  • Starving China’s Tobacco Monopoly Is Li’s Smoking Cure
    Watching Deng Xiaoping chain-smoke through a lunch of bear paw and Moutai liquor at the Great Hall of the People in 1982, Virginia Li saw what she was up against. Li was an anti-tobacco crusader with a PhD in public health and the crazy idea the Chinese could be persuaded to give up cigarettes. A professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, Li returned to China almost every year after ...
    April 21, 2014 - Bloomberg via Yahoo! Finance

  • Ethan Hawke in Los Angeles Times (blog)
    I love the idea that these vampires faced with immortality are depressed,Hawke said. "It's almost too much to bare. They have to chain-smoke. They can't rest. Whereas, faced with a finite amount of time to live, all this hope comes into...

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