Robert and Kristen, you’re young, you’re talented, you’re down-to-earth and you’re in love. You have so much to live for — you need to butt out and stay healthy!
Though I knew that you had both smoked when you were filming the Twilight series, I had hoped that with you, Kristen, training to be the action heroine, Snow White, that you would have really HAD to give up your unhealthy habit.
After all, Snow White clearly has to stay in shape in order to ride horses into battle, run on foot to escape prison and the Queen’s soldiers and then wield a sword in hand-to-hand combat. As you must know, fencing requires A LOT of cardio!
I surmised that if you quit, Kristen, you may have also prevailed on Rob to stop lighting up.
Wrong! I was wrong! You super cute pair are still lighting up together in the gallery of photos attached.
But listen up, you two. You both have such promising lives ahead of you AND you both are sporting some mighty fine good looks.
You both put all that at risk with every cigarette puff you take. The most common side effect of smoking cigarettes is cancer — especially lung cancer — according to eHow Health. Every day more than 1200 people in the U.S. die of smoking-related deaths.
And not only that — people who smoke cigarettes are also at a much higher risk than non-smokers of heart attacks and strokes. The carbon monoxide that resides in cigarette smoke has been associated with hardening of the arteries. Plus the chemicals in cigarette smoke damage the cilia, or the little hairs, that protect the lungs from dirt and waste, and over time this leads to lung disease.
Rob and Kristen — if you really were vampires like Edward and Bella, none of this would be a concern but you ARE mere mortals and your health will be affected by your addiction.
Kristen, you particularly, should want to protect your beautiful, unlined porcelain skin.
Unfortunately many of the 4000 chemicals in cigarettes trigger the destruction of the skin’s collagen and elastin — the fibers which give your skin its strength and elasticity — meaning your skin will sag and wrinkle earlier than it should. And you will develop lines around your lips from smoking.
Kristen — we’re sure that you and Rob will love each other even with premature lines but it may not be such a terrific thing for your career. Hollywood is tough on women — it demands youthful looks.
So Rob, Kristen — how about it?
How about doing yourselves and your health a gigantic favor and quitting smoking!
I bet your fans would love you to!
– Bonnie Fuller
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