Jason Mraz 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.