In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- I once gave up for two years before starting again, so I know how hard it is to keep off the cancer sticks.
- He placed the cancer stick between his lips again, inhaling and then exhaling a cloud of thick smoke.
- His hands were clad in fingerless gloves, and as he stood he reached one into his pants pocket, pulling out a nondescript pack of cigarettes and selecting one of the cancer sticks from it.
- She drew hard on the cancer stick to quell the need to hyperventilate.
- Admittedly I do miss it, but I value my life more than a cancer stick.
- How many people do you know who've switched brands for any reason other than all the shops near them stopping selling their cancer stick of choice?
- This is definitely the last time I will smoke another one of these cancer sticks.
- You know, having a child in the house is doing wonders for my New Year's Resolution to quit these cancer sticks.
- Soon the smoke that lazily trailed from the glowing end of the cancer stick filled the entire elevator.
- Hordes of other beautiful people nip between the trendy boutiques, or crowd into sidewalk cafes, and sip skinny lattes between long puffs on cancer sticks.
- I walked over to Ashton, and narrowed my eyes when I saw the cancer stick in his hand.
- I watch with intense fascination as he slowly lights the cancer stick and brings it to his mouth to take a puff.
- His thick eyebrows were concentrated on the cigarette smoke as he puffed the cancer stick.
- I went back to the study, snapped on the computer, took a deep gulp of a mug of fresh hot coffee, and lit another of the cancer sticks.
- He threw the cancer stick at the ground, crushing it with his feet, never losing eye contact with the brunette.
- Bollywood's ‘good’ men are finally taking their public image seriously and dropping the cancer stick every time they see anyone catching them on camera.
- I turned and started walking away, but she stomped on her cancer stick and followed me.
- Pulling the cancer stick from his mouth and holding it at his side Jeff sighed sadly.
- I must admit that it is really hard, and I have almost been on the verge of putting one of the lovely little cancer sticks to my lips and light up.
- Darrel pulled out a cigarette out of his jacket pocket and lit it, blowing the smoke from the cancer stick right into her face.
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