Where does come from?
Most of us are familiar with the no smoking sign and its emoji form, 🚭. It’s what the pilot turns on before a flight takes off if you haven’t air-travelled since 1988 and have forgotten you’re not allowed to smoke on a plane—and pretty much anywhere else.
But where you can smoke, you might see the smoking symbol, as the cigarette emoji is officially called by Unicode. It was approved in 2010 under Unicode 6.0. Platforms depict it as a filtered cigarette with smoke lines and a red or ashy burning tip, as shown by the screenshot from Emojipedia below.
Who uses ?
stress reliever 🚬 pic.twitter.com/dVQrHWgxrC
— Kakay montemayor (@Bobokooooooo) August 14, 2018
You go from a 10 👉🏼 2 if you smoke 🚬
— Amathyst Breana (@amathyst13) August 8, 2018
🔵 @ChelseaFC are set to give manager Maurizio Sarri a 'smoking area' at Stamford Bridge….
😳 ….after reportedly smoking EIGHTY cigarettes a day. 🚬 pic.twitter.com/xgFvDwRSfr
— SPORF (@Sporf) August 13, 2018
While showing a cigarette, it’s the sense of “smoking” that often prevails for the cigarette emoji, lending it to lovers of cigars and marijuana, in particular, as there is not a joint emoji (yet).
WoW.. Enjoying A Big Havana Cigar..
Cool..?!?..Why not…😉🚬🚬 pic.twitter.com/JufNqehebw
— Vandevelde Solange (@solavandevelde1) August 8, 2018
When the weed gat you good🚬🚬😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/zXk1i7CgO7
— MoNz (@Monz_Madikizela) August 3, 2018
The smoking emoji is often paired with things that go with the activity of smoking—drinking, partying, old associations of smoking with being a rebel and looking sexy, and being edgy and sardonic.
Wine and chill? 🍷🚬 pic.twitter.com/0FtHa1jcdr
— mahesh (@mahes95) August 8, 2018
I’m too hot! 🔥💦💣🚬 pic.twitter.com/18fwxCASDY
— lunamars (@lunamars1407) August 13, 2018
Sorry about that 🚬🚬🚬 pic.twitter.com/FR3HsaFT1E
— Ryan Sibbald (@Rsibbald99) August 14, 2018