In a 2005 study by Dartmouth University found that 38 out of 100 adolescents who tried smoking, did so because of exposure to smoking in movies. And considering the fact that nicotine is accepted as one of the most addictive substances on the planet – and smoking kills half it’s users – our celebrities have a big responsibility on their shoulders. Unfortunately, some don’t understand that, refuse to accept it, or at least refuse to acknowledge it.
The Stop Smoking For Good “Celebrity Smokers Award” was created to help increase awareness of the influence celebrity smoking has on our society – and possibly influence some of the guilty ones to make some changes. (Plus, the whole “award thing’s” kind’a fun.)
Aptly named, the “Celebrity Smokers – Your-Example’s-Killing-Us Award” will be annually bestowed upon the celebrity accumulating the most votes. Nominate a “favorite” Celebrity Smoker, or vote from the “Top 10” candidates list posted on the Stop Smoking For Good blog.
The winner will be announced on the Stop Smoking For Good blog in February – the month of the Academy Awards.
Awards will be permanently displayed on the “Wall of Shame”. (Celebrities can have their Award taken down off the wall, by contacting Stop Smoking For Good with news of their new choice to no longer smoke in movies or in public.)
The polls are now open!