There's something about fashion and smoking mixed together that I never understood. Why are such beautiful people smoking? In my opinion, smoking is rather nasty, and I have never and never will touch a cigarette.
Of course they always say that smoking helps keep models thin, but why are the models trying so hard to be sickly skinny when they can be skinny the healthy way: eat right and exercise? We all know that models these days are reaching the borderline of skinny and going into the dangerous zone, so why all this pressure?
Think about the models that don't smoke, which would probably be only a few because almost every model in the fashion industry does. Cindy Crawford and Tyra Banks don't smoke and they may not be the skinniest models out there, but to me they seem a lot more healthier and relatable to the average person than anyone else.
Think of all the dangers such as lung cancer that you can get just from smoking. And now think about all the models which are role models towards young people, making it look cool to smoke. That's one of the biggest reasons I dislike about models smoking: whether they're doing it subconsciously or not, they make smoking look like it's "in".
To be honest, I have no problem with people smoking, but when the majority of a force as big and influencing as the fashion industry does it, it just seems totally wrong. I think smoking overall is something that never should have become a trend and it really shouldn't have become a trend in the fashion industry.