Released as the third single from No Strings Attached in Europe only, the song peaked at #13 in the UK and #23 in Germany.
Long after the cassette medium was rendered obsolete by other music formats, the song was the UK's top selling cassette single in 2009, 2010 and 2011, selling 23, 13 and 11 copies respectively. No one knows why.
"Cigarettes And Chocolate Milk" describes a time in Rufus Wainwright's life when he found himself hungover and pounding chocolate milk to feel better. It didn't work, so he smoked a cigarette, which is when he realized his addictive personality could be a problem.