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    Audrey Hepburn

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    John Malkovich as Salvador Dali


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    Smoking was never cool. Some just thought it was. How many of those pictured died from smoking related diseases?

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    Phyllis Diller died at age 95 due to complications from a pacemaker installation and various other contributing factors.

    (But wait! I am a life-long non-smoker.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Phyllis Diller died at age 95 due to complications from a pacemaker installation and various other contributing factors.

    (But wait! I am a life-long non-smoker.)
    Me too

    But there's no denying that the imagery is iconic.
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    How many of those pictured died from smoking related diseases?
    None, actually; I looked 'em up. Dylan and Malkovich are still alive. Otherwise, in order, kidney failure, murder, Huntington's disease, barbiturate overdose, and congestive heart failure (maybe smoking-related, but she lived to 95).
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    Coffin(g) nails.
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    Joni then....





    Joni now....







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    Keef then...




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    Herself says that if I start smoking a pipe before I turn 70, it will definitely be fatal.
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    Morgan Freeman then...




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    Jack Nicholson then...



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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    Smoking was never cool. Some just thought it was.
    Nothing is cool unless people think it is.
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    Would they look less like kippers, you think?
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    I quit smoking (2 packs+ a day) when I was 44. Missed it so bad, decided that if I lived to 70 I would take it up again.
    Now I'm 71 and wouldn't touch them with a 15 foot pole.
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    I get that, but cigarette smoke smells like... cigarette smoke. Waiting tables years ago, the clothes the next morning were the worst. Solely from the customers' smoke.

    Pipe smoke otoh is incense.
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    Keep calm, persistence beats resistance.

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    Most of the world still smokes.

    Tobacco.

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    Renee & Friend same age, one's smoked 2 packs a day for 20 years.

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    Ronnie Wood then....




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    Yeah. But like Keith, Ronnie's tobacco was only part of the substance intake. Smoking will account for a lot of that, but alcohol has its own dessicating qualities.
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    John Travolta then....







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    Uma Thurman then....






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    Pretty sure cigarettes killed my dad. Heart attack at 48, dead at 60. He was never even overweight. The first of his family of 13 brothers and sisters to go. He was the middle child. My grandfather outlived him by two years.
    I used dip in high school, that was brutal to quit. Sometimes I still dream I'm using it. I smoked cigarettes for a couple years but just sorta drifted away from them. Smoked a pipe for well over 20 years. One day I decided I was done and just quit. I smoke one a couple of times a year now but there's no urge. Like TomF says "it's incense". I enjoy it, but not enough to spend the kind of money it would take to become a regular smoker again, not to mention the health risks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    Renee & Friend same age, one's smoked 2 packs a day for 20 years.
    Yikes! Thankfully, smoking never appealed to me and I abhor cigarettes in particular.

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    Been smoke free since Thanksgiving Day, 2016. I give tours from time to time on the NS Savannah, which was launched in 1960. One of the most frequent questions I get besides her atomic power plant, is what are the wall mounted dishes for? Ash trays....literally everywhere. My how times have changed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    Yikes! Thankfully, smoking never appealed to me and I abhor cigarettes in particular.
    Lost everyone I loved to the damn things.

    My mother at 48
    My step mother at 50
    My Aunt at 60
    My Godmother at 58

    All way too young
    The worst thing is my daughter 20 now smokes ( WHY ???? ) Why do young people that KNOW the consequences still smoke.
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