"Taylor-Wood is not the only one with ambivalent feelings about smoking. Most of us know it's not good for us, but then we see Heath Ledger doing it in Brokeback Mountain and guess what? It does, sort of - no, certainly - look cool. In reality most of us don't like cigarette smoke. We don't like it near our children, in our homes or on our clothes. But we are still to come clean about wholeheartedly supporting a smoking ban (even though 90 percent of us do, according to the Department of Health), because to dissaprove of smoking signifies contol-freakery, prudishness, fussiness and, if you are under 30, being uncool" - Daisy Garnett, Vogue
Does hating smoking make us uncool?
I don't think it does...
Does smoking make us more cool?
I think it just might, then again...you can still be hot without a fag.
"We begin smoking not because cigarettes taste good, but because of the way we imagine they make us look. Smoking - the act of drawing attention to the mouth, of sucking on something in a particular way (and many people have their own signature style of smoking) - is sexual, ergo is a quick way of letting others know we are sophisticated and grown up. - Daisy Garnett, Vogue