Rosser Jr, John Barkley rosserjb at
Fri Dec 11 12:25:42 PST 1998

Actually a curious fact in all this is that in the US, African-Americans have one of the lowest rates of tobacco consumption, although apparently it is rising now. The District of Columbia has a lower rate of tobacco consumption per capita than any of the 50 states. Barkley Rosser On Fri, 11 Dec 1998 13:20:41 -0500 Doug Henwood <dhenwood at> wrote:

> Enrique Diaz-Alvarez wrote:
> >When I was a teenager, my friends smoked 'cuz all the cool kids did it,
> >and the chicks dug it. Fascination of the sublime had very little to do
> >with it.
> >
> >Maybe I just had very shallow friends.
> Why was it "cool"? The association with outlaws, danger, the forbidden, no?
> And more young chicks smoke now than guys.
> Doug

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