Tobacco Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old tobacco quotes, tobacco sayings, and tobacco proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Tobacco is also a drug it works slow like a slug you won't even feel a bug but it is making you an ignorant mug and then on your welcome rug, Cancer will greet you with a warm hug your death bed is being dug so stop tobacco now, don't ignore and shrug.     

Sanjucta Roy

The use of tobacco is one of the most evident of all the retrograde influences of our time. It invades all classes, destroys social life, and is turning, in the words of Mantegazza, the whole of Europe into a cigar divan.     

Charles R. Drysdale

The believing we do something when we do nothing is the first illusion of tobacco.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tobacco surely was designed to poison, and destroy mankind.     

Philip Freneau

Tobacco is a traveler, Come from the Indies hither; It passed sea and land Ere it came to my hand, And 'scaped the wind and weather. Tobacco's a musician, And in a pipe delighteth; It descends in a close, Through the organ of the nose, With a relish that inviteth.     

Barten Holyday

Tobacco smoke contains chemicals that weaken the body's immune system, making it more susceptible to disease and handicapping its ability to destroy cancer cells.     

Michael Greger

Tobacco, divine, rare superexcellent tobacco, which goes far beyond all panaceas, potable gold and philosopher's stones, a sovereign remedy to all diseases.     

Robert Burton

Tobacco use is the single leading cause of preventable death. The vast majority of all adult tobacco users became addicted as teens. If we don't work to prevent teens from using tobacco, we risk losing thousands of lives and spending more and more money treating tobacco-related illnesses.     

Dr. Joann Schaefer

Tobacco is a filthy weed, that from the devil does proceed; It drains your purse, it burns your clothes, and makes a chimney of your nose.     

Benjamin Waterhouse

Tobacco is the only industry that produces products to make huge profits and at the same time damage the health and kill their consumers.     

Margaret Chan

Because tobacco is responsible for an impressive one third of cancers, prevention efforts naturally begin with it.     

Bernard Levin

Tobacco is a culture productive of infinite wretchedness.     

Thomas Jefferson

There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live.     


Tobacco addiction sinks its claws in deeply, it's just as powerful of sic an addiction as heroin or crack cocaine.     

Al Gore

Tobacco is the plant that converts thoughts into dreams.     

Victor Hugo

A cigarette is a roll of paper, tobacco, and drugs, with a small fire on one end and a large fool at the other. Some of its chief benefits are cancer of the lips and stomach, softening of the brain, funeral procesions, and families shrouded in gloom and grief. Although a great many people know this, they still smoke in order to appear sophisticated.     

Ann Landers

Tobacco, in its various forms, is one of the most mischievous of all drugs. There is perhaps no other drug which injures the body in so many ways and so universally as does tobacco. Some drugs offer a small degree of compensation for the evil effects which they produce; but tobacco has not a single redeeming feature and gives nothing in return.     

John Harvey Kellogg

Some things are better eschewed than chewed; tobacco is one of them.     

George D. Prentice

A cigarette is a pipe with a fire at one end and a fool at the other.     


The tobacco companies knew quite early on the addictive nature of their product.     

Neil Cavuto

None of the tobacco prevention programs designed by tobacco companies have been effective at preventing youth smoking.     

Cynthia Hallett

Tobacco is hazardous for health it could ruin all your wealth Soon, you could celebrate the cremation of your's dream death so before swallowing it, think once in depth.     


Whatever may be said against the chewing of tobacco, this at least can be said of it, that it gives a man time to think between sentences.     

Woodrow Wilson

The worst drug of all by far is tobacco; the death toll from tobacco is just overwhelming.     

Noam Chomsky

Tobacco and opium have broad backs, and will cheerfully carry the load of armies, if you choose to make them pay high for such joy as they give and such harm as they do.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A cigarette is a pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end and a fool at the other.     

George Bernard Shaw

It's all one thing both tend into one scope to live upon tobacco and on Hope, the one's but smoke, the other is but wind.     

Sir Robert Aytoun

The roots of tobacco plants must go clear through to hell.     

Thomas Edison

The cigarette is a mortal passion.     

Terri Guillemets

Tobacco is never ever free. It cost your life.