Thursday, November 18, 2010

Smoking Kills...

Delicious Carole Lombard [photo source]

...with glamour. It's total glamourcide!

Dangerous Lauren Bacall
Dreamy Tony Leung
Smokin' Daniel Craig

Today is the annual Great American Smokeout... another encouragement to quit, if you're still breathing in those cancer sticks with abandon. I don't much relish or even condone the slow lobbying progress to end smoking in the movies --  those wispy tendrils and sensuous lip clouds are just way too yummy to film and watch  -- but movies don't give you cancer. So, I say let people smoke away onscreen. Voyeurism is good for you!

But offscreen everyone should quit!

If you've quit smoking, feel free to brag about it in the comments. I understand it's difficult to shake and you deserve applause. Most of my formerly smoking friends are now non-smokers and seem much happier for it but a couple of devoted chainsmokers remain. In Iceland, this is what a cigarette pack looks like. "Reykingar Drepa" doesn't sound so bad right? But it actually means "SMOKING KILLS."

That doesn't sound as good.

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