Michael Loccisano, FilmMagic / Getty ImagesSmoking Femmes French men are giving up cigarettes but French women continue to light up, citing fear of weight gain. Eric Pape on the vice that experts say will soon be the No. 1 killer of women in France.06.20.10 8:33 PM ETMichael Loccisano, FilmMagic / Getty ImagesMichael Loccisano, FilmMagic / Getty ImagesCharlotte GainsbourgAttending the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2007.Liaison / Getty ImagesVanessa ParadisThe French actress, singer and model poses for a portrait in a studio on June 5, 1999. Sony Pictures Classics / EverettAnna MouglalisAs Coco Chanel in Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky in 2009.Terry O'Neill / Getty ImagesBrigitte BardotFrench actress Brigitte Bardot smoking a slim cigar while in Spain, 1971.Andrea Blanch / Getty ImagesJuliette BinochePortrait of French actress and model Juliette Binoche, dressed in a short waistcoat and an unlit cigarette between her teeth, during a photo session for Detour magazine, 1994.Lipnitzki / Roger Viollet/ Getty ImagesCoco ChanelCoco Chanel, French couturier. Paris, 1936.John Kobal Foundation / Getty ImagesClaudette ColbertFrench-born actress Claudette Colbert (1903 - 1996) stands next to a sculpture smoking a cigarette, circa 1935.Hulton Archive / Getty ImagesCatherine DeneuveFrench actress Catherine Deneuve arriving at a Royal Film Performance of James H. Hill's movie Born Free at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London, March 14, 1966.