Nicotine Addict’s Magic Moment

08.28.09 Will Sherman

*Aug 25 - 00:05*As some type of inspiration to others, a cigarette-smoking magician will close out his 40-year habit by stubbing out 200 cancer sticks in his mouth. Richie Magic will perform the human ashtray feat outside his Queens magic shop tomorrow night. After recently setting an unenviable record for “stuffing 20 lit cigarettes in his mouth in 29 seconds,” the 53-year-old former corrections officer has spent weeks training for his new publicity stunt. This month Magic has eaten more than 2,000 cigarettes, which he admits is disgusting. |NYDN|

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