Thursday, December 10, 2009

PSA: Smoking is bad, mmmm kay?

So, this is kind of a random post but I saw this woman on my way home from the mall this morning and she was smoking a cigarette in her car...with the windows up. Yuck! Now, I'm not going to act all self-righteous, I used to smoke for several years, but even then I would think smoking in a closed car is gross. How do you breathe? That got me thinking about when I used to smoke and why I even started smoking.

I'll admit, I was that stupid kid that wanted to fit in and smoked because the cute popular boy I liked smoked. I was 13 and there was a party I was invited to and I knew he would be there and he would be smoking. So, I stole a cigarette from my dad and went behind the garage one afternoon and "practiced" because I didn't want to cough and look like an idiot at the party. Yeah, I was that lame. Anyway, the boy payed no attention to me at the party or my mad smoking skills, so it was all for naught.

I don't get why smoking seems so cool to kids? It seems like now days kids are a little smarter about smoking, I don't know if parents are doing a better job or that our generation is more health conscious or that being "green" is the new cool thing? I'm glad that less kids are smoking though because that means less people are becoming addicted and that makes me really happy.


ItsKelly said...

I used to smoke too, but never closed up in the car, ugh!

I started in college... to be cool! So dumb. Even now I still have moments when I'm like I NEED A CIGARETTE!!

I am Trish Marie said...

I never really smoked, because I cough like no other. Not cool.

Huckdoll said...

My starting smoking story is so, so similar to yours. How dumb we were! (Yet, I've smoked off and on for years. Still do it sometimes.) Bah. New Years Resolution.