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Anonymous | Somerville, MA, USA | @@MySoulburners
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If so many people know smoking is bad, then why would they even think about starting? Besides being cool.

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Anonymous | | @@MySoulburners
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People are very talented at creating self-deceptions, and the human brain is not fully mature until you are 25. One of the things teenagers haven't developed yet is good impulse control. That plus immaturity in general accounts for a lot of the bad decisions.