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Thursday, 22 March 2001

Wyatt on Being Cool: on Smoking

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We all know that smoking is bad for us (Duh!). I mean the label on any cigarette package practically says "Smoking this product will kill you".

But the question is not "Is smoking dangerous?" but "Is smoking cool?"

OK, so you agree that killing yourself is very uncool, but some of us still think that it LOOKS cool to smoke.Now, in my other articles (YOU HAVE READ MY OTHER ARTICLES?) we figured that looking cool is different than being cool.

Well, since BEING cool is what we're after here, I'm now gonna tell you why you can't smoke and be cool at the same time. (Like, there was once this American President who couldn't walk and chew gum at the same time - the same guy who had the butterfly tattooed on his butt...).

WHY SMOKING IS NOT COOL

  1. BEING COOL AND LIVING ARE ONE AND THE SAME. A cool person wants to live life to its fullest. A cool person avoids stuff that will mess up his head or body OR cut his life short.

  2. Sometimes we do things that adults call " challenging authority" or "being rebellious".

    The truth is, we're sick of this "you're just a kid" crap they keep shoving at us. We want to be seen as real people, like adults who are free to make their own decisions.

    But THERE HAS GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY TO SAY, "HEY, I'M AN ADULT" THAN SMOKING.*

    (*Note: The adult world is full of people who do a lot of stupid things, like smoking.)

  3. Smoking is addictive (Duh!). DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE A SLAVE TO SOME SMOKING BUTT or do you want to be in control of your life?

  4. MOST GIRLS ARE NOT TURNED ON BY CIGARETTE BREATH. (Some of us guys think it's pretty gross, too.)

  5. And then there's Mom... When (if) they (your parents) find out that you're smoking. Well, let's just say that the reaction I got when I came home with my purple hair and pierced ear is nothing compared to what's gonna go down now. Mostly it's 'cause parents can't stand to see their kids get hurt or do something that's dangerous. It has to do with maternal and paternal bonding, but it's really about love, like even if they piss you off, they still love you.

(NOTE: IF YOU'RE SMOKING, DOING DRUGS OR OTHER CRAP JUST TO HURT YOUR PARENTS, THEN YOU ARE IN TROUBLE AND HAD BETTER GET SOME SERIOUS HELP. THIS IS VERY UNCOOL)

So, if you want to LIVE, BE FREE, BE IN CONTROL, HAVE KISSABLE BREATH, and BE COOL, THEN YOU BETTER THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU LIGHT UP.

Remember, take charge of your life - that's cool.

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