Cigarettes, also known as fags, (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace, PROSE: The King of Terror) were a type of drug used by humans. They consisted of tobacco leaves rolled up and lit on fire, the user inhaling the resulting smoke. They could be lit with a lighter. (PROSE: Enter Wildthyme)


Fitz Kreiner was pleased to recall that no smoking ban existed in Paris in the 1930s so he could smoke his cigarettes indoors. (PROSE: History 101)

In 1953, the health risks of smoking cigarettes were unknown. (TV: Out of Time)

Wills's "Gold Flake" cigarettes were once advertised at Slim's Bar in Montgomery in 1955. (TVRosa)

In 1964, the miniaturised Ian Chesterton and Susan Foreman discovered a box of cigarettes while investigating Arnold Farrow's sidewalk. Forester and Smithers later smoked cigarettes while inside Farrow's house. (TV: Planet of Giants)

On 20 July 1966, the Second Doctor found rolled cigarettes in Bob Hall's pockets. (TV: The Evil of the Daleks)

Control smoked cigarettes. (PROSE: The Devil Goblins from Neptune)

Anji Kapoor briefly smoked cigarettes during her first term in college. (PROSE: Fear Itself)

David Fisher and the rest of Nigel's gang smoked cigarettes outside Mr Golieweski's newsagent shop. (PROSE: Monsters)

In the 21st century, cigarette boxes advertised that "Smoking Kills". According to natives of that century such as Owen Harper, people from the 1950s such as Diane Holmes "smoke[d] too much." There was a smoking ban in pubs in Wales. (TV: Out of Time) It was illegal at this time to sell tobacco products to those under the age of 18. (TV: For Tonight We Might Die)

In 2011, after Miracle Day caused all humans to be immortal, some speculated cancer cells would be nullified. Allen Shapiro believed this was enough reason to start smoking again. (TV: End of the Road)

By 2069, cannabis cigarettes could be bought and sold in England. (PROSE: Alien Bodies)

By the 26th century, the toxic materials were removed from cigarettes. The loss of danger meant they became less popular. (PROSE: Dry Pilgrimage)

By the 30th century, humans had been modified so that regular cigarettes would not be dangerous. (PROSE: Damaged Goods)

Humans often went outside or to secluded areas to smoke. By the 51st century, spaceships like SS Madame de Pompadour had smoking pods where crew members could smoke. Rose Tyler noted when the SS Madame de Pompadour had no life signs on board that the crew members couldn't have gone outside for a "quick fag" in deep space. The Tenth Doctor responded that he checked the smoking pods. (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace)

Osborn smoked a cigarette on the Prison Station. (TV: Resurrection of the Daleks)

At some point in the future, cigarettes had been banned on Earth colonies for centuries, although they were legal on Jenggel. (PROSE: Combat Rock)

One of the robots in Ernest Tiermann's Dreamhome not only provided cigarettes, but also smoked them. (PROSE: Sick Building)

Iris Wildthyme smoked Gitanes. (PROSE: Enter Wildthyme)

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When trying to attract a Hoix, Owen Harper used a packet of cigarettes to feed it. (TV: Exit Wounds)

Craig Owens specified "non-smoker" when trying to find a lodger. (TV: The Lodger)

The Xlanthi found smoking to be one of the crimes punishable by death. (PROSE: Beige Planet Mars)

Behind the scenes[]

The smoking Cyberman.