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Smoking Kills, Duh!

August 20, 2010
By danceto.rocknroll BRONZE, Thornhill, Other
danceto.rocknroll BRONZE, Thornhill, Other
2 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"be yourself, because the people that mind don't matter, and the people that matter don't mind."
- dr. seuss

I genuinely believe you are stupid if you smoke - especially teenagers.
& why is this, well for starters smoking can quite often lead to cancer. Yes, I fully understand that everyone starts smoking for a different reason, some started young because their parents smoked, peer pressure, so on and so forth. But lets be honest if you are a teenager in the year of 2010 and you smoke - you are dumb. It's not like years ago when people did not know that the effects of smoking were life threatening. There is no excuse for teenagers, you turn on the tv there are commercials about lung cancer, commercials about second-hand smoke, pick up a pack of cigarettes - ever seen the picture put on the box, lovely isn't it? You think that that picture is a joke, just because they can, no by law it's mandatory to have a picture of diseased lungs on a pack of ciagrettes to show you exactly what you are doing to yourself everytime you 'light-up.'

Just quit, and yes I am not so stupid as to think, that you can just quit in a day - it takes work, it's a life long struggle. But, really? Is it that hard of a choice to make:
Stop smoking, Live longer.

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on Sep. 1 2010 at 4:25 pm
Hailezzluvturtles BRONZE, Spring Valley, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover.

people are just dumb. smoking is as bad as jumping in front of a moving train. if you wouldn't do that, why "light up"?

on Sep. 1 2010 at 2:53 am
Healing_Angel SILVER, Sydney, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Live for today, not for tomorrow

Short and to the point. Good work!

on Aug. 29 2010 at 10:11 pm
RipponLeaEnergise BRONZE, Clayton, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"how wonderful it is that nobody has to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world"

Anne Frank

our country, australia, raised the prices of cigarettes and an estimated 23000 people ahve quit for good, including my mom and dad.

on Aug. 29 2010 at 1:22 pm
Flightless GOLD, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
13 articles 1 photo 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If it's all you've got embrace it." and "Anything is possible"(But not everything is probable) :/

I hear you. My mom, some aunts, some uncles, my grandma, and my dad(off and on) all smoke. When I was like 8 years old I vowed that I would never smoke because all these people around me are a good enough example to tell me how bad it is. I've been confronted with the "Hey, ya wanna cig?" I totally walked away right there and then. I'd rather live longer AND look & feel healthier. :)