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Cigarettes 120px.png

Primary Use: Reduce Stress (Sickness Penalty)

Weight: 0.005
Stress: -5

Cigarettes are consumable items which reduce the stress of the player in the exchange for causing some sickness. Cigarettes spawn in stacks of twenty at a time, and they may be found in counters, crates, desks, garbage cans and zombies.

If the player has the smoker trait, they will require having a regular cigarette, else they'll start to gain stress and eventually unhappiness. By having a smoke, they will receive a stress relief bonus (greater than without the trait).

Cigarettes can be used to make insecticide spray to combat pest flies in your garden - see Plant Health, Diseases and Cures.

As of build 35.22, cigarettes weigh 0.005 each (meaning 20 cigarettes weigh 0.1).


As of build 35.16, cigarettes reduce stress by 5, however also causing some sickness.


The farmer profession or gardener trait are required to craft insecticide.

Output Ingredients Description Level
Gardening spray can.png
Insecticide Spray x1
Gardening spray can.png + Water drop.png + Cigarettes.png
Gardening Spray Can x1 Water (3 untis) Cigarettes x5
(consumed) (consumed)
Used to cure plants of the "Insects" plant disease. MagazineFish.png
The Farming Magazine


From items.txt (Project Zomboid directory/media/scripts/)

    item Cigarettes
		Count				= 20,
		HungerChange			= 0,
		Weight				= 0.005,
		RequireInHandOrInventory	= Lighter/Matches,
		Type				= Food,
		DisplayName			= Cigarettes,
		StressChange			= -5,
		Icon				= IckySticks,
		CustomContextMenu 		= Smoke,
		CantBeFrozen 			= TRUE,
		OnEat 				= OnEat_Cigarettes,
		CustomEatSound 			=


This article or section may contain unconfirmed information about future development. It may not be entirely reliable.

It is speculated that in a future version, the player character may become addicted to cigarettes if used too often.
*This is now unlikely since the addition of the smoker trait in Build 35, along with cigarettes causing sickness if player does not have the trait*

See also

Consumables vde
Medical Items Adhesive BandagesAlcohol Cotton BallsAlcohol WipesAntibioticsAntidepressantsBandageBath TowelBeta BlockersBottle of DisinfectantCigarettesCotton BallsDish TowelMedicinal HerbsNeedlePainkillersPoulticeRipped SheetsSleeping TabletsSplintSterilized BandageSterilized RagSuture NeedleThreadTissueTweezersVitamins
Perishable Food AppleAvocadoBaconBacon BitsBacon RashersBananaBell PepperBerryBowl of BeansBowl of SoupBreadBread DoughBread SlicesBroccoliBroccoli (Seeding)BurgerCabbageCakeCake SliceCarrotsCheeseCheese SandwichCherryChickenCornCorndogDead BirdDead MouseDead RabbitDead RatDead SquirrelEggEgg CartonEggplantFish FilletFried ChickenFriesFrog MeatGrapesHamHam SlicesHotdogJar of Bell PeppersJar of BroccoliJar of CabbageJar of CarrotsJar of EggplantsJar of LeeksJar of PotatoesJar of Red RadishesJar of TomatoesLeekLemonLettuceMayonnaiseMeat PattyMushroomsMutton ChopOnionOpen Can of BeansOpen Can of BologneseOpen Canned CarrotsOpen Canned ChiliOpen Canned CornOpen Canned Corned BeefOpen Canned Mushroom SoupOpen Canned PeasOpen Canned PotatoOpen Canned SardinesOpen Canned TomatoOpen Tin of TunaOrangePancakesPeachPeanut Butter SandwichPeasPiePumpkin PiePineapplePizzaPork ChopPotatoPot of SoupProcessed CheeseRabbit MeatRadishRemouladeSalmonSmall Animal MeatSmall Bird MeatPot of Soup (Recipe)SteakPot of StewStrawberriesTofuTomatoWafflesWatermelonWatermelon ChunksWatermelon SliceYoghurtZucchini
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Non-Perishable (Non Edible) Food Cake BatterCoffeeFlourFrogPie DoughVinegarSugarTea BagYeast
Drinks BeverageBleachBowl of WaterChardonnayCold CuppaCooking Pot with WaterHot CuppaJuice BoxKettle of WaterMilk PackageMug of WaterOrange SodaPopRed WineSaucepan with WaterWater BottleWater Bottle (Mayonnaise)Water Bottle (Pop)Water Bottle (Remoulade)Water Bottle (Whiskey)Whiskey Bottle
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