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cancer stick

slang A cigarette. You'll probably find Ed outside smoking a cancer stick.
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cancer stick

n. a tobacco cigarette. (From the notion that cigarette smoking is a major cause of lung cancer. Old but recurrent.) Kelly pulled out his ninth cancer stick and lit it up.
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'This Will Kill You' plastered across a packet of Silk Cut has never stopped smokers sucking on a cancer stick.
The tobacco industry got away with selling cancer sticks for years, so why shouldn't the farmers be allowed to carry on selling beef on the bone, beef off the bone, beef off the spleen, beef off the abbatoir floor...I mean, they've got to make a killing - sorry, a living - haven't they?
I'm usually a nicotine-free zone, but find myself in solidarity with the huddled masses - those refugees from fagless offices who shiver outside, clutching cancer sticks.
All that marred this passionate scene was the pair of cancer sticks poking out of their fists.
Prior to running for the Tory leadership, Ken Clarke was in Vietnam, encouraging the people of that poor, undeveloped country to develop a taste for sucking on cancer sticks. Why?
For years cigarettes have been called "cancer sticks" and "lung busters".
On the face of it, substantially raising the cost of cancer sticks sounds like a perfectly reasonable attempt to encourage smokers to quit.
Surely the sacrifice of stubbing out the cancer sticks is far outweighed by the anticipation of one day being a doting Grandpa Shields?
Well, apparently Jack Osbourne is too scared to tell his dad that he likes taking the odd puff on the cancer sticks. It seems that the mouthy Osbourne, with the unfortunate Afro hair, has gone all chicken on us.
On this duty free island, 200 cancer sticks will cost you less than pounds 7.
CIGARETTES aren't called cancer sticks for nothing.
APART from chucking in the cancer sticks, we reckon Mel B's New Year's resolution should be to find herself a decent hairdresser.
She cheerfully called them cancer sticks, but made the educated choice and the old girl did have a BSc that she preferred to keep on puffing.
AND while Kate was stocking up on cancer sticks, her other half looked as though he was preparing to for a swift exit...
If you are, love, you'd better give up those cancer sticks quick smart...
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