C'est la Vie by Jennifer Babcock

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  1. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, almost 3 years ago

    Mona, dear Mona, I’m not sure you even ever had a resolution; what you had was another ciggie. But Lucas need not know….

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 3 years ago

    Comic characters rarely get lung cancer, so she’s fine, right? She certainly hasn’t aged like tobacco users age.

  3. Ryan (Say what now‽)

    Ryan (Say what now‽) GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Eww, second hand comic smoke.

  4. The missing M. Smokey

    The missing M. Smokey said, almost 3 years ago

    How about the morning glass of wine?

  5. AlnicoV

    AlnicoV said, almost 3 years ago

    This year that resolution held for .016 seconds, twice as long as last year.

  6. ENG8INE

    ENG8INE said, almost 3 years ago

    All cigarette smokers will eventually quit.

  7. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 3 years ago

    re: night gaunt
    in the 1980s, that was certainly true. More than 700,000 smoking-caused deaths a year. The CDCs page http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/tobacco_related_mortality/ now has tobacco down to 440,000 a year.
    In 1950, half of America smoked. In the 1990s, 1 in 5 smoked, which was a major improvement, but with a few statistical downturns like most GenX smokers being women and/or minority populations.
    My uncle died three days ago from smoking for 60 years. My grandad lived about 30 years less than the other members of the family because of smoking.
    People my age are dying because of the pot they took up in the 1980s. Several I went to high school/college with have already died. Lung cancer, infections, COPD, traffic accidents, violence, etc. I suppose health officials in future decades will use them as an example of the explosive disease rates from pot smoking, but it’s incredibly hard for me to watch people kill themselves day by day. What meth accomplishes in months, pot takes years, but it still happens.
    I worry because there is such a schism in my generation. With most Gen X men not smoking nor doing drugs, and most women doing drugs, heavy drinking, and plus the ones on tobacco, what is that going to result in? It’s really taking a toll on the women my age. It’s always a shock to meet someone 35 or 45 who looks like they are half again as old as they actually are, but it’s standard fare in recent years. The life expectancy of 78 is not going to happen, not with so many dying now or in the next decade or so. It looks like we are going abruptly go back to a situation like the 2:1 ratio of men:women of the 1850 census.
    An example is a woman I knew in high school that I ran into two weeks ago. Literally dying from her lifestyle. So, what’s her solution to everything coming apart physically? Smoke more pot to stay high. She would likely have a lot more years if she quit, but it’s hard to tell because she’s damaged herself so much.

  8. JP Steve

    JP Steve said, almost 3 years ago

    Most people quit at midnight on December 31st. I quit at noon on January 31st — I march to a different drummer!

  9. bubujin_2

    bubujin_2 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @The missing M. Smokey

    Why, I don’t mind at all. Please go ahead and pour me a glass.

  10. cybergal29

    cybergal29 said, almost 3 years ago


    I never smoked or drank and many people at the school I went to thought I was weird. I wonder how many of them are still alive and if they saw me they would wonder how come I look so young.

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