Jason Mraz: Stop Smoking

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checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@jasonmraz) on Wednesday (September 23), sounding off on the environmental and health dangers of smoking. The singer songwriter tells readers:

This week’s tip is simple. Stop Smoking. Cigarette butts are one of the leading causes of litter and pollution in our rivers, lakes and streams. Not to mention, the smoking trend ended in the 90’s. Give it up. If you don’t smoke, I challenge you to help someone you know quit.

A study printed in the USA Today yesterday (How is that for an oxymoron?) In areas where smoking has been banned, heart attacks have decreased by 15%.

I smoked for 10 years so I know how much fear and insecurity is wrapped up in it. I also know how scary it is when you think about quitting. You might think life is gonna suck, that you’ll gain weight, or be depressed. But the fact is, if you keep smoking, you will always be out of shape and depression will be more common. To get a similar buzz, you may as well put your lips around an exhaust pipe.

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9 thoughts on “Jason Mraz: Stop Smoking

  1. Anne Pham says:

    =) Awhile back you were talking about Quantum leaps, or quantum teleportation as it’s called. =) Hmm… I wonder but I believe Quantum cryptography is something that is much more easier to grasp wouldn’t you say? I dunno… telepathy.. I used it on Dogs and I dunno if it’s just their very delicate senses but I believe they do have ESP. =D I dunno. They do creep me out sometimes though. =p And I know that they know that I know. lol =P
    “The book of Knowledge”-the keys of Enoch. Hmm another thing- the universe’s four forces-strong force, weak force, electromagnetism and gravity. =D

    Ok! Time for zzz’s


  2. Anne Pham says:

    The book of knowledge
    Quantum teleportation and quantum crytography (telepathy)
    the universe’s forces: strong and weak force, electromagnetism and gravity.

  3. Anne Pham says:

    ummmm ok! that was a lagging moment… =P

  4. Anne Pham says:

    hey hey!
    =) there was something interesting that came up as I was listening to the radio. Robbie Williams new track “Bodies”. It got to me and I know why. Awhile back I incidentally came across an article about him and UFO’s. He was in hibernation and rambling on about why UFO’s wouldn’t allow him to sleep at night. Insomnia. It really did get to me because I knew that he was in the middle of his progression.
    Finally when I heard the song. It didn’t broadcast who it was from but hey! it’s pretty simple to figure out, taking note of the tone of voice and the style of music amplified so I decided to confirm my suspicions. =)
    Indeed he has gone through the evolution. =) I do not quite know to what degree of understanding he is at at present, but none the least he understands the embodiment of the source and the supreme human being that is to eventuate from evolution. Hmmm… anyway! I guess there’s another person in your arena you can suss out if and whenever you feel like it. Yeah… I know… like everyone, we are all individuals with our own preferences in choice. Once you get down to all things being… Hmmmm… again it’s really up to you how to respond to these gatherings and findings… Hmmm… and our specialties as well as choice of action is also independent to each individual. That being said.. Hmmm well… I dunno… I guess the really strange thing I find quite unusual is… there are quite a number of evolutionaries in the influential sector… and things work better in group projects etc. People with common grounds working together collectively… well! whatevers. It would be good if it were the case ay. But then… I also wonder what kind of affect it would really bring upon the globe… Again… would it be good intentions gone sour? Hmmmm…. lol I guess it’s also the system of control… like business.. The style of management is definitely laissez-faire. =) Doing anything too empowering and forceful would only create a backward slope and a form of depression ay? =) Tricky tricky! =)

  5. Anne Pham says:

    Bob & Ann Elliott (California, U.S.A.)

    I found this while feasting upon my curiosity. Google healing modalities. =) labyrinth.net.au/~jkoch/healing.html
    There will be multiple links etc that will get you pretty excited. Hmmm… the funny thing though… I have a feeling it will be just as well with you that… we get it already… but I dunno… it’s something you might like to check out and re-confirm things and even broaden your scope on things. Kinda does the whole, “yup! I’m a.o.k.!” =P
    11 chakaras… oooo that’s the one thing I’m really drawn too. Like the conversation of extra senses. Totally excited to harness these. =)


  6. Ron Srebro says:

    Hi Everyone,

    As a smoker I can’t agree more with this. The biggest effort smokers should do is quitting. As I tried various methods for quitting, I thought of trying a different approach, one that tell the world how much it’s hard for you and more importantly that you need to help quitting. I decided to try and leverage my friends on Facebook as a support group for quitting, and the result is an iPhone app I created than can let anyone stop smoking in a different way, a social way if you like.

    Check it out here (iTunes link) appsto.re/HelpMeStopSmoking

    I’ll also appreciate your comments and ideas on how to make it better, so we can make a better world.

  7. Anne Pham says:

    I can go on and on and on and be the most self righteous person blasting away!!! lol but Meh! … the only comment I’ll put down is… when you are serious about something, truthfully honest with yourself… doing what is good for you and being able to discard an old habit is like… hmmmm knowing you need to go to the toilet or put rubbish in a bin. The actions are just as simple as the thoughts that beset the advanced movements that form your actions. I guess it’s about knowing and understanding. A growth in perception is the key. =) But hey! =) We can’t have harmony if everyone sings the same note ay. =) cheers!

    lol YO yo Jason!
    The thing about 12 chakras and only 11 being noted due to sexual preferences. What about hermaphrodites? lol Like the comment on fish… ehehhehe btw! I dunno if you’ve checked it out already but hey it’s good to share. time-travelors.org awesome awesome site! =D

    Hmmmm….meow meow!

    oh p.s. Your sacral chakras really over driven ay! lol sexual tensions are so easily underlining statements in your entries… lol Run some cold water ay kitty! =)

    Cheers brother!

  8. Anne Pham says:

    A smile is laid upon my face as I read your passages. Welldone. You are doing wonderfully. =) Some of the reason’s I took up Childcare and researched upon Youth and community fields. lol I’ve utilized these resources myself. I figured out as much. We’re Empaths. =) Multi talented lol and quite on the fence at times. lol Yeah. =) Getting the balance because once you’re on a roll, lol sometimes immersing yourself in something get’s you overworked in some parts of yourself..Hmmm =) Like when I mentioned wanting a door to be always present to slam shut with a BANG whenever necessary. =) Frequent reality checks. oh… lol that reminds me when I was at work recently that crossed between some text I came across. “The lightest blue type of Aquarian can also vie with the pink Gemini for the title of “Airhead”. The lighter shades produce a feeling, in those around them, of trust worthiness ad good naturedness”. Funny Funny… Oh! The StarSigns are cosmic configurations so it’s out of context and not directly associated to them. More or less dealing with The colour theory. lol It was ridiculous for a moment. I lost my assertiveness and was caught doing the most illogical.. bimboish things ever! lol… I had a ball snapping myself outta it. lol A AND B JUST DIDN’T ADD UP! =p ridiculousness…
    Anyway! Hmmm… Sometimes I wonder what it would take to change people’s attitudes. You can certainly give a person a million dollars and it would still amount to nothing. But to give them the will… that would be everything. =) I’ve had this thought for a long long time.. and? lol never disappeared… The answer though… Hmmm… lol From rational, to irrational, to empathetical, to the consequences… adding, dividing, subtracting, multiplying… =) Hmmm…Broad casting this awareness and highlighting the areas that need development and financial aid from Government annual expenditure is the only way… And not in large scales… Community awareness is the key… When you blow something up too much… it becomes just like well? A product… non affects to people by “choice”… Hmmm… It’s also hypening people’s awareness of these facilities and establishments that are capable of aiding families and individuals. Most of the people in my area have no idea of the facilities in and around them.
    Hmmm… As I was growing up, I was provided with the texts required for each subject I took… =) Hmmm really? It’s a bit complicated ay. lol But every bit counts. But I have to say… it is attitude… Personal attitude on learning and being open minded.. Sadly… this isn’t something I usually discuss and am very fond of discussing because it’s never been an issue.. cultural and ethnicity… Hmmmm sad sad sad… very very primitive chain of thought which causes another block to progress and opening the doors to brighter possibilities… Hmmmm but I’m sure you can actually pin point each continent’s major fear… =) down to the separation of hierarchies, 1st, 2nd and 3rd world… I’m sure you know each sub groups insecurities on cultural and national levels. =) It will be like a plague of goodness though, once it all hits home.
    Again on the attitude thing. I would sit in class transcribing texts from other classes from some friends and tolerating peers. =) Yup! Hmmm… children as they grow up…certainly become much more narrow minded ay. =) Sometimes you can’t exactly differentiate them from animals… *BUT BOY! YOU GOTTA LOVE EM! =p (And clicks her heals like a lepricon)* My uniform didn’t cost more then $30.. lol YERAH!!! LOL LOVE MY RESOURCEFULNESS!!! LOL everyone’s always saying I’m always in fine wear! =P People’s trash is someone else’s treasure! =) opportunity stores rock! =) OK! Anyway! the point is. Most people thought I was a spoilt rich girl who had personal tutors etc dubbed A+ for a few years in my early high school years. Funny ay? All I knew was… I never fit in. No matter where or how old I was. lol I’d just I dunno… mould into every picture and be!
    Ok! enough… Even I’m getting drained from using myself as an example. But hey… I don’t speak about myself or anything in particular anymore to anyone so I dunno… feels good to at random spill my guts on anything on mind. =)
    Flower essences… check out healing.about.com (on holistic healing. Empaths (skim the bottom of the page for ways to aid Empaths) pretty awesome feed. =)

    Cheers Mate. =D Expressing how I feel atm? heartfelt… hmmm guess that’s the closest way… BRAVO.

  9. Michael says:

    I did have a hard time Quitting Smoking but several months of discipline and the use of nicotine patches helped me a lot to stop smoking.

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