tobacco-quitting cigarettes help break smoking habits
tobacco-quitting cigarettes help break smoking habits
may 27, 2014

tobacco-quitting cigarettes help break smoking habits

tobacco-quitting cigarettes help break smoking habits
all images courtesy of tseng yi wen





taiwanese designer tseng yi wen has conceived a series of 4 tobacco-quitting cigarettes aimed to break smoking habits. the concept behind each would make tobacco consumption significantly less, while still allowing for an occasional smoke.


 tobacco-day’ prints the date on every cigarette, reminding the smoker of how many they have consumed, and to limit the allowed number of smokes per month.  

tobacco-quitting cigarettes
the month is printed onto the box, with one cigarette per day as a limit




‘could you give me a cigarette?’ is a common question often asked by smokers. yi wen has conceived a single cigarette that is sharable, to be broken into two parts. by dividing the tobacco, you help reduce the other person’s smoking amount, and your own.

tobacco-quitting cigarettes

tobacco-quitting cigarettes
the smoke is to be broken in two parts so that less tobacco in consumed

tobacco-quitting cigarettes
the single cigarette is able to be broken in half




‘tobacco-trace’ is a series that assigns a number to a purchased cigarette. when a smoker throws one on the road, 
others will be able to find out that person’s identity. yi wen asks, ‘will you still throw cigarette wherever you go?’ 

tobacco-quitting cigarettes
the identity number printed on the cigarette allows for tracking discarded butts





‘tobacco-luck’ increases the size of the filter tip so that the smoke inside is considerably less. each passing day allows a smaller amount of tobacco consumption. 

the size of the filter gets larger, so that the smoke inside is less

tobacco-quitting cigarettes
each passing day provides less and less tobacco



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  • Interesting idea. This concept seems familiar. I think this was explored in the movie “The Fifth Element” with Bruce Willis’ character. He smokes cigarettes with disproportionally long filters to help him kick the habit. They are dispensed from a machine that offers encouraging advice to help quit. Cool to see the idea come off the screen and into the real world.

  • ahah,a real “cigarette-lover” won’t like the idea.
    But what I’m thinking it’s that,love never means “too much” or “addicted”.So it’s not a bad design for people who love smoking but also “enjoy “the feeling.So the process of smoking could replace simply consumption of cigarettes.

  • lol!!! sure!!!

  • Maybe stop discriminating smokers and give them a free choice of stopping ? Some actually enjoy it, don’t be uninformed.


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