For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    That stupid idea that smoking is “cool.” Just a means of mass mind manipulation to get people to start smoking. Get them young and you get them forever.

  2. TooOldToBeCool

    TooOldToBeCool said, almost 2 years ago

    Me too, Mike. Me too.

  3. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, almost 2 years ago

    I once saw a kid who never smoked but wanted to make an impression to some people. He looked so ridiculous the way he puffed on his cigarette it was enough to turn anyone off from smoking/

  4. Gator007

    Gator007 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Arye Uygur

    Maybe that his hidden intentions..

  5. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I used to pretend that I was smoking too, but never had an urge to actually smoke a cigarette.

  6. Jean

    Jean said, almost 2 years ago

    does anyone remember the Candy Cigarettes of the 50’s. We used to get them and we would pretend we were smoking like mom and dad. I never smoked a cigarette in my life, never really wanted to once I grew up enough to know what they were. I hated the smell most of all. My mom smoked for 50+ years and quit cold turkey in 1993 and lived the next 13 years with all kinds of smoking related problems.

  7. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I’m with lightenup, although I did try a cigarette once because my boyfriend smoked. It was disgusting.

  8. Travis

    Travis said, almost 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    I quit in 1985 after 22 years of smoking.

  9. gaebie

    gaebie said, almost 2 years ago

    My newspaper this week is running a different story line in FBFW. They have a hamster that Mike is taking care of from school that got loose in the house.

  10. Elsie Ross

    Elsie Ross said, almost 2 years ago

    that’s a cooold day in Ontario!!!!

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Everyone smoked when I was a kid. It was cool to have a cigarette in your mouth — you looked like a movie star. At the corner store we could buy packets of candy cigarettes. They were sticky and gritty and tasted vaguely like peppermint. If it was cold enough outside, our breath turned to steam and we’d pretend we were lighting up for real. When my brother and I finally scored the real thing, I was surprised to discover how horrible they were. How anyone gets “hooked” is beyond me!

  12. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I smoked about a half pack a week the last two years of high school. When I was a freshman in college, there was a big jump in price (from 30cents a pack to 45 cents) so I quit, almost cold turkey.I took an opened pack of unfiltered cigarettes in my desk drawer. If I craved a cig, I took out one. I never got past a few puffs. And, I never finished the pack.

    There is nothing worse than a stale unfiltered Camel.

  13. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Now kids are taught about the dangers of smoking in health class. One wonders why they ever start smoking, but many do.

  14. pshapley

    pshapley said, almost 2 years ago

    My mom started smoking in college to look “cool”. She quit 25 years later when I was 10. Watching how hard it was for her to quit was enough to keep me away from tobacco for life.

    29 years later, she died of lung cancer.The fact that it was lung cancer broke her heart and probably brought the end quicker. (Her older brother, who never smoked, outlived her by 15 years.)

    So even if you quit and think you “beat it”… don’t count on it.

  15. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, almost 2 years ago

    Real nice choice of friends, Mike.

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