Make no mistake about it: We Las Vegans love our smokes. A 2010 study for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that more than 22 percent of adult Nevadans were cigarette smokers—only seven other states have a higher adult smoking rate. But here’s where we undoubtedly lead the pack: Unique places to get your nicotine fix. Want some cheap crap with your carton of Marlboros? Check out one of the half-dozen establishments that advertise themselves as a Smoke Shop/99 Cent store. Or maybe you need a cup of joe to go with your cancer stick (you know, kill two vices with one shot), then head over to City Blend Coffee & Smoke (8716 S. Maryland Parkway). And if you’re dying for that third lip ring (hey, maybe it can double as a cigarette holder!), the Smoke Shop & Body Jewelry at Flamingo and Pecos is for you. We’re not 100 percent certain what the motivation is behind this slashie concept (tax-related, perhaps?), but this much we do know: Only in Vegas.
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.