Quote Originally Posted by Yellow Apple
Yep. When a Brit says "I'm going to smoke a fag" it doesn't mean he's going to do a drive-by on a gay person. It got me the first few times until I finally asked a few Brits I chat with online.

I still have no idea how "fag" came to mean "cigarette".
You should have just asked me

I have no idea how fag came to mean cigarette either though

Faggot is also the name of a type of meatball popular in the north of England.