A smoking fetish, also known as capnolagnia, is arousal at the sight or a fantasy of someone smoking, or less commonly, of the fetishist smoking themselves. A smoking fetish may fixate on the smoking of tobacco, cannabis, cigars, hookahs, pipes or some combination of the above.
A 2003 analysis of content promoting smoking culture and lifestyle online took note of smoking fetishes. It noted that much of the content promoting a smoking culture online included sexy women smoking. It also summarized the fetish as having a focus on "lighting up, inhaling, exhaling, dangling or holding a cigarette."
The fetish got some attention in 1996 when smoking pornography was covered in a Wall Street Journal article. As a result, more niche sites and communities sprung up around this interest.
The attraction to smoking as a fetish is relatively harmless, but smoking itself is known to cause cancer, heart disease, stroke and a number of other serious health conditions.