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Smoking's rep

Discussion in 'Tobacco / Nicotine' started by SLTE, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. kassie1234

    kassie1234 Community Champion

    I don't think cigarettes will ever become cool again - I think the reason for that is because these days, we know unequivocally what the risks are. Back in the 60's/70's when my parents were growing up, no one knew the risks - I even have friends born in the 80's whose parents smoked and thought nothing of it at the time because research was still being done about the risks.
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  2. Rainman

    Rainman Community Champion

    I think there's an effort being made to make cigarette smoking look cool again. A few years back you'd hardly see anyone smoking on a TV show. The last few TV series and movies I've watched have people smoking all over. I think though since fewer teens are interested in smoking cigarettes it never will be cool again.
  3. JonnyMacdonald

    JonnyMacdonald Community Champion

    I also grew up in the tail end of the smoking is cool era.
    I 100% don't think it will ever make a comeback.
    I watched as it quickly died, It was interesting to watch that transition.
    We know know how terrible it is for you.
  4. bleblanc10

    bleblanc10 Senior Contributor

    Cigarettes may have a "cool" rep among younger kids but overall society certainly do not like people that smoke.