Lola Montez...that little Irish hussy! I've seen other daguerreotypes of women smoking pipes, but never a cigarette! A pipe was bumpkinish, but not scandalous. In the early 1850s men considered cigarettes immature and effeminate. They were for boys and bold (loose) women. Once again Lola is promoting a daring image.
c1850 Half-Plate Daguerreotype John C. & Sarah Rankin by Marcus Aureilus Root