Laura Noel’s pictures show us the attitudes, defiance, enjoyment, resignation, and contentment, of those who continue to smoke cigarettes in the face of public disapproval. More importantly, these portraits reveal that for some smokers, cigarettes are a way to enter into a state of contemplation.
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