Nabat calls out pop star Justin Bieber for irresponsibly representing smoking as being the image of cool.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2014
Canadian pop musician and singer-songwriter Justin Bieber seems to idolizes James Dean's living life in the fast lane persona. Bieber is seen sitting against a brick wall wearing a white t-shirt rolled up to reveal his tattoo sleeves, as an unlit cigarette dangles from his lips. On March 20th, Us Weekly reported, Justin uploaded the rebellious smoking picture to his Instagram page of 14.8 million followers with a caption saying, "Don't ask me if I smoke ciggys cuz I don't."
Bieber's legions of loyal fans are following his every move and scores of teens around the world may even be emulating his style and behavior, because they idolize him. Former smoker and nicotine addiction expert, Craig Nabat of Los Angeles based Freedom Laser Therapy says, "promoting an image of himself glamorizing smoking as being cool is a careless move to carry out against his young Beliebers." Furthermore, Bieber commenting about the photo that he does not smoke, doesn't negate this senseless behavior. With 14.8 million Instagram followers, 50.5 million Twitter followers and 64.2 million Facebook fans, the famous singer shows a sense of unawareness of his actions by presenting millions of his adoring young fans with an influential and bad-ass visual image of smoking. On Facebook, the singer received 542,668 fan likes after posting the smoking photo and the number keeps rising by the tens of thousands each hour...way to go Justin!"
Reported by PerezHilton.com on January 23rd, Bieber's on and off again girlfriend singer Selena Gomez 21, stopped by a Los Angeles gas station to pick up an iced coffee and a pack of Djarum clove cigarettes. Nabat says, "Gomez, who is seen by millions as a positive role model for young girls, without a doubt caused a stir for her fans when they first learned she was a smoker. Female teenagers across the globe received a subliminal message that if the famous singer Gomez smokes, it must be the cool thing to do. Gomez's young female fans idolize her gorgeous looks, stunning style and immense talent. Thousands of teenage fans will surely now consider taking up smoking, after learning Selena smokes."
Nabat says, "The younger stars like Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have the biggest impact on influencing teens to start smoking, it is totally irresponsible for them to glamorize smoking. Everything is a new experience for teens and they are curious to try anything, especially partaking in actions that are considered risky and rebellious. Teens idolize these stars and want to be just like them. Smoking cigarettes at a young age can provide a soul searching teenager a sense of identity or a feeling of belonging to a group. Most teenagers have a limited understanding of how addictive nicotine can be, unless they've witnessed someone close to them battling to quit smoking. Teenage smokers rarely envision themselves smoking 20, 30, or 40 years later, but the reality is most continue to smoke long after their teenage years." According to The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids," Ninety percent of all adult smokers begin while in their teens, or earlier; and two-thirds become regular, daily smokers before they reach the age of 19. Nabat says, "It is awful to see globally recognizable young stars positively representing a deadly product that kills approximately 480,000 Americans per year and 5 million worldwide...it is time for cigarettes to become a thing of the past." These shocking figures about smoking deaths were reported by The Center for Disease Control and Prevention this year.
On March 5th, Nicotine Addiction Expert Nabat urged, Harvey Levin founder of celebrity news website TMZ to use his enormous media reach and frequency as a tool to facilitate change of society's view about smoking. Nabat effortlessly and effectively sees TMZ portraying celebrities seen publicly smoking cigarettes in a negative light; in his opinion, if carried out over time, the negative scrutiny of celebrities smoking would positively influence the behavior of our youth not to smoke. New messaging or a new standard would be broadcasted globally by TMZ showing that smoking is no longer seen as being commonplace for the millions of individuals who desire to emulate the famous. Nabat's press release to Levin focused on the fact that if young people received a clear message that smoking is considered very outdated and un-cool, teens would ultimately feel silly for partaking in the habit. Nabat says, "Levin's TMZ is followed by millions of viewers daily and his entertaining crew are unknowingly setting new standards for their audience, as what to be seen doing and what not to be."
Freedom Laser Therapy is the nation's leading nicotine addiction clinic. Freedom Laser Therapy's procedure has been used by many of Hollywood's most famous actors, actress, singers, and celebrities to quit smoking. Freedom Laser Therapy is dedicated to helping smokers break their nicotine addiction and are committed to influencing the nation's youth to never start smoking. A new 10 day all natural and nicotine free home use Freedom Quit Smoking System was invented and has launched, allowing Freedom the ability to limitlessly assist smokers all over the world in ending their nicotine addiction.