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Confessions of an Unrepentant Smoker

Confessions of an Unrepentant Smoker

© Finn O'Hara

Photographer and director Finn O’Hara is based in Toronto. O’Hara says, “Smokers just can’t seem to catch a break anymore. Over the past ten years, Toronto smokers have gone from smoking at the bar, to being forced into city alleyways. This cover shot, for Toronto’s The Grid, accompanied a confessional tale of the stigmas faced by smokers every day in Toronto, and what it takes to finally kick the habit. To illustrate the commitment of a winter smoker, we enlisted a hardened smoker and slapped them with a fictitious sub-zero blizzard.”

See a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot.



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  1. I smoked a pack a day for 25 years. Now that I’ve finally quit, I can only see this project as sad. I hate to consider how much money/time/energy/health I threw in the trash.

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