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Smoking makes you look old

Sunday, June 29, 2008 Leave a Comment

So teenage smoking is no longer on the decline.

Really, that "smoking kills" message is so tired. Lung cancer? Please, that's sooooo far away.

Now if you start telling teenage kids that smoking will destroy their looks, that might be a message that takes hold.

Think smoking won't affect you? Go into any bar full of twenty-somethings and take a look at the puffy dark bags under the eyes. Those are the smokers.

Go into a room full of thirty year olds. Check out the puffy dark bags. Then look for the little lines around the lips. Those are the smokers.

Go into a room full of forty year olds. Check out the puffy dark bags, and the lip wrinkles. Then look for the leathery necks and turkey gobbles. Look for the dry alligator skin on the back of the hands. Listen for that two-octaves too low voice. Yep, those are the smokers.

1 comments »

  • myra said:  

    that is so brilliant! you know how to think like a teenager person! could it be that you've been one before? why didn't our parents use that line on us? if i would have been a smoker as a teen, it would have worked for me. i was terrified of wrinkles. still am.