How much the world has changed in the last 50 years. Years ago, with the help of the big screen, smoking was glamorized by amazing mega stars. Celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Liz Taylor, John Wayne and Clint Eastwood performed by incorporating cigarette smoking into their scenes, to make their act seem more real and believable. It worked! The millions of people who took up smoking as a way to incorporate the natural flow and control that these actors portrayed was astonishing. And so was the cigarette companies record profits of this error.
Now in present times, through research and technology we know about the dangers that smoking can impact on your body. Smoking is not only bad for year health but can cause life threatening diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and COPD to name a few.
What about your taste buds?
It is already known that smoking damages your taste buds. Smokers, plainly stated, are unable to taste the full affects of any food or drink placed in their mouth. A new study led by Nelly Jacob of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital APHP in France found that smokers, even after quitting “the habit”, are not able to regain the full ability to identify bitter taste. Researches believe that smoking has impede the bodies ability the regrow those new taste buds. More research will be needed to draw any final conclusions.
With that being said, what defines coolness? Not smoking. Even though research and development doesn’t sound fun, the devotion and dedication put in by the men and women who experiment to make your life better, should be glamorized. These are the true celebrities who are here to save the day.