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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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Cigarettes are cancer sticks, but my BlackBerry is my baby.
She should have given him the cancer sticks and let him suffer the consequences..
His habit of staring at the camera for long periods while driving might prove just as dangerous as the cancer sticks.
So the e-cigarette--a battery-operated gadget hyped as the safe alternative to regular cancer sticks because it turns nicotine into vapor without burning tobacco--seemed perfect for the gays.
The net result was I turned the colour of the Incredible Hulk, spewed rings round myself and vowed never to puff the cancer sticks again.
At the time, it was considered fashionable to smoke, but he threw out his "cancer sticks" and never smoked again.
The initial "glamour" of indulging in what early on were labeled "cancer sticks" and "coffin nails" wore off.
And yet the smoke-free brigade are the ones labelled ``health fascists'' whilst it's the second- hand smoke from your mates' cancer sticks marching towards me, invading my lungs and slowly putting me to death.
And then, dear smoker, my friends and I will laugh at you when we see you stood freezing cold on the pub doorstep in the rain with your wrinkly skin, hacking cough and soggy cancer sticks.
If cigarettes are cancer sticks, carrots are anticancer sticks.
And then there are the smoking wars - beautifully captured here - featuring those who demand to drag on their cancer sticks at their desks and those who demand they don't.
I bet they put in a better shift than blokes spending long lunches down the pub, or staff forever popping out to smoke cancer sticks - not to mention golf days that are central to the City boys' club Farage loves so much.
Move on and peddle something else other than the cancer sticks you do now."
It's why the NHS is quite rightly pouring millions into antismoking campaigns and pre-scribing patches, pills and whatever else it takes to wean us off the cancer sticks.
If it had any backbone it would ban cancer sticks all together.
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