Film editors expertly assemble the footage shot over a period of weeks or months — along with computer-generated images — to create the final film. Working with the director to select from different takes of the same scene, an editor may be challenged to keep a cigarette in view longer or avoid showing it altogether. Who decides? Editors in these rankings have worked on at least two top-grossing films since 2002.

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editors | The more smoking, the higher the score
1Nick Houy2903254
2Douglas Crise1454232
3Joel Cox1439452
4Fred Raskin1259111
5Kevin Pavlovic1058110
6Rick Grayson979122
7Jeff Groth977331
8Peck Prior956233
9Harry Yoon890122
William Goldenberg890122
10Joel Negron768111
11Jason Ballantine609221
12Dylan Tichenor550243
13Chris Dickens362211
14Evan Schiff332440
15Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir323221
16Claire Simpson300220
17Mick Audsley280111
Jeremiah O'Driscoll280111
18Anne McCabe275111
19Dirk Westervelt248330
20Jane Rizzo215110
21Lee Smith207110
22Barry Alexander Brown194110
23Conrad Buff IV178220
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