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Yesterday a smoking ban went into effect in New York City, which bans smoking in beaches, boardwalks and park and pedestrian plazas in order to eliminate second hand smoke.

There is a $50 fine for those who choose not to adhere to these rules. According to Susan Craig, press secretary for the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, “smoking kills 7,500 New Yorkers every year.”

Here at GlobalGrind many of our favorite celebrities have the nicotine bug and have been pictured out smoking.

Lindsay Lohan has been caught smoking numerous times by paparazzi. Recently, she has decided to quit cold turkey but we know how hard it is to kick the habit! 

Click next to check out some of the other hip-pop celebrities who have been known to ride the nicotine wave. 

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Pop sensation Britney Spears is no stranger to having her photo taken while smoking. Britney has recently been under attack for a photo of her smoking in front of her son.

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“Twilight” star Robert Pattinson caught smoking outside. Hope he heard the news about the ban! 

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Even our President Barack Obama has been guilty of smoking. He’s stated that he wants to break the habit but hasn’t done so yet.

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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio tried to quit smoking earlier this year, but stated that the nictone patches gave him nightmares of murder (!)

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Actress and beauty Angelina Jolie has since quit smoking and even urged her better half Brad Pitt to stop for the sake of their small children.

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Kid Cudi decided to take action against his health and stop smoking cigarettes, after becoming ill with a bout of bronchitis. He had been smoking for 7 years prior to quitting. 

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Newlywed Katy Perry has used cigarettes to calm her nerves, especially during the preperation for her wedding. “It’s a really bad habit that I need to quit,” she said. 

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Usher and Jay-Z seen out smoking some of the finest cigars. Poppin’ bottles, tags and smoking cigars …ahhh the good life.

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Kanye West has made cigars one of his main accessories.

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Since his probation doesn’t allow him to have any alcohol or drugs for 3 years, Lil Wayne has turned to cigars.

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