White lighter myth

The White lighter myth or white lighter curse is an urban legend based on the 27 Club of which several members died while in possession of a white lighter, causing white lighters to be blamed for bad fortune.[1][2] The myth is primarily based on the death of Kurt Cobain and has since been integrated with cannabis culture.[3][4][5]


  1. La Jackson (28 November 2014). Musicology 2102: A Quick Start Guide to Diverse Synergies. L.A. Jackson. pp. 144–. ISBN 978-0-578-15469-5.
  2. "15 Craziest Urban Legends of Rock and Roll". MSN. 2015-03-20. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
  3. M.H. Kent (2014-04-14). "20-year anniversary marks Cobain's tragedy". State Press. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
  4. Lauren Martin (17 October 2013). "Stoner History 101: The Myth Of The White Lighter". Elite Daily. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
  5. Chelsea Beeler (2013-01-30). "MythPuffers: The Curse Of The White Lighter". NYU Local. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
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