I really can’t tolerate smoking. It’s not really the health risks—there are a lot of ways to slowly kill yourself. That’s your business. Lord knows I eat too much sugar, exercise too little, and drink more often then I should. It’s the unhygienic nature of the habit that I hate.
Why do they do it? The illusory benefit is it is the cool thing to do. This ostensible attribute of smoking is false, false, false! There is nothing cool about having to stand outside alone in the cold to feed an addiction. It yellows the fingers and makes them smell (don’t touch my food!), it makes not only your hair and clothes smell, but mine too, and kissing—forget it! Sophistic reasons for smoking is that is spuriously helps keep weight off. Maybe, but the trade off is looking like a piece of jerky. Long term, it cause horrible wrinkles, especially on the face and around the mouth. It makes teeth yicky. It changes the voice into a robotic man growl—not sexy. Coughing and struggling for breath is also not particularly attractive. And forget about physical exertion—smoking hinders athletic ability.
Smoking makes a home smell gnarly. It stains the furniture and the walls. Casinos and bars are so filled with tobacco; you can see it in the air. It brings fits of asthma to children, and makes my eyes water. I’m GLAD there is a movement to ban public smoking. If you want to be filthy and disgusting, it’s gross, but I shouldn’t have to stink too! The popular adage, “Like having a non-peeing section in a pool,” holds true. If you smoke, it affects me. Smokers yell they have rights—well, what about mine? It’s not like I can STOP the air when you light up—super-annoying!
What’s even more irritating is the specious celebrities who smoke. I get it, in the past, everyone smoked. They didn’t know any better, cigarettes were spuriously un-harmful back then. Now we do know that smoking was only fallaciously innocuous. We know smoking causes all kinds of cancer and other health ailments. Celebrities are in the public eye. They serve as role-models—admittedly they are not always the best examples. They should TRY though. . . I was absolutelyappalled at how many Hollywood stars currently light up. I have included an incomplete list below. My source showed pictures of only women smoking, but I don’t think men should smoke either. I looked up every star I (used to) like, and all of them smoke! It is NOT ok, and I think there should be a movement in Hollywood to ban smoking.
Christina Aguilera, Jessica Alba, Gillian Anderson, Jennifer Aniston, Christina Applegate
Jessica Biel, Melanie Brown (Scary Spice), Sandra Bullock, Gisele Bundchen
Neve Campbell, Charlotte Church, Cher, Courtney Cox, Cindy Crawford, Jamie Lee Curtis
Claire Danes, Jonny Depp, Robert De Niro, Camaron Diaz, Kirsten Dunst, Shelly Duvall
Carmen Electra, Jenna Elfman
Mia Farrow, Bridget Fonda, Jodie Foster, Daisy Fuentes, Nelly Furtado
Lady Gaga, Janeane Garofalo, Sarah Michelle Geller, Mel Gibson, Whoopi Goldberg
Darryl Hannah, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Katherine Heigl, Katie Holmes, Kate Hudson
Janis Ian, Amy Irving
Janet Jackson, Jewel, Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd (chews)
Nicole Kidman, Heidi Klum, Kiera Knightly, Anna Kournikova, Lisa Kudrow, Ashton Kutcher
K.d. Lang, Ali Larter, Avril Lavigne, Heather Locklear, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez
Madonna, Alyssa Milano, Demi Moore, Alanis Morisette, Kate Moss, Brittany Murphy
Barack Obama, The Olsen Twins
Hayden Panettiere, Amanda Peet, Katy Perry, Pink, Brad Pitt, Amy Poehler, Natalie Portman
Christina Ricci, Denise Richards, Winona Rider, Molly Ringwald, Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan
Claudia Schaeffer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shakira, Brooke Shields, Alicia Silverstone, Amy Smart, Mira Sorvino, Gwen Stefani, Sharon Stone, Patrick Swayze
Elizabeth Taylor, Charlize Theron, Uma Thurman, Jennifer Tilly
Vanessa Williams, Kate Winslet, Tiger Woods
Rene Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Stars like Tyra Banks, Justin Timberlake, and Usher should be commended for setting a good example, and staying tabacco-free!
- A Colorado ban on smoking in casinos leads to fewer ambulance visits (mydoorsign.com)
- To Burn Or Not To Burn (thebuzzkillblog.com)
- Rant: Smoking and Poker is a Filthy DIsaster (pokerlistings.com)