Health advocacy takes many different forms. Whether it's a quiet reminder from a friend that tobacco use can kill you, a shocking television ad from the likes of the American Lung Association or a bold billboard from the American Cancer Society, it seems like smokers simply can't catch a break. They've been relegated to cramped, sealed-off rooms at (some) airports and banished from bars and restaurants all over the country. Nearly every public space is protected from second-hand smoke, and as a result, smokers themselves are forced to huddle around safe zones like dehydrated animals at a far-flung watering hole.

Still, some individuals chose to carry on with the habit, including a shocking number of young people. No matter what doctors, parents, scientists or even the tobacco companies themselves can convince these individuals that the risks associated with smoking outweigh any potential benefits. What does all this have to do with cars, you ask? Hit the jump to find out how one group of upstanding young men is working to deter smoking in their area.



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      Dynamho
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd applaud if it was a drive by fart. That was OBNOXIOUS.
      Phontsolo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Stupid idiots.
      barefootmick1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Clearly, this young lady is part of the plan to show that smoking is stupid.
      tritonstrategies
      • 3 Years Ago
      On a separate note, DUDE!!! turn your phone sideways!
      Mjames
      • 3 Years Ago
      By what right did these jokers have to do this to a lady that was minding her own business. They are pure crap.
      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think AB is stretching what constitutes "car news". I am sure the previous story with the RC car and the curvy(!!) beach-goer garnered a large number of hits and all, but if AB is just going to pad their daily postings with buxom broads in YouTube videos, we can just forgo AB altogether and just head straight to YouTube and find our own videos.
        2 Wheeled Menace
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        AB and ABG has been stretching things for a long time now. This site is going downhill. I know they need to make their ad impression quota, but dude.. stop flooding us with crap. ABG is worse.
          Urban_Monkey
          • 3 Years Ago
          @2 Wheeled Menace
          Still beats Jalopnik.
          Hazdaz
          • 3 Years Ago
          @2 Wheeled Menace
          I can't say that I have ever gone to ABG. I personally find it ridiculous that there has to be TWO sites that presumably cover very similar topics. Why have 2? I love cars and I also find Green-related technologies incredibly fascinating. Why not combine the two together?
      hevace
      • 3 Years Ago
      Smoking is not as big a social problem as the problem of douchebags in pickup trucks.
        Rob
        • 3 Years Ago
        @hevace
        I think this post wins the thread
      2 Wheeled Menace
      • 3 Years Ago
      And now you know, exactly why diesel is not popular in the united states..
        srmcg
        • 3 Years Ago
        @2 Wheeled Menace
        just shows how dumb you if you think diesel cars do that nowadays. but id say you dont.
          Caleb Johnson
          • 3 Years Ago
          @srmcg
          Go grab your nuts out of your wifes purse dude. Black smoke scares you or what. Its obvious you don't know a single inkling about diesel. Its what powers the power houses of the world. Im not talking semis or the big red neck trucks on the black top. Im talking tanker ships, trains. Stuff like that. Being %30 more efficient then regular gasoline. Don't know what your creaming your shorts over.
          2 Wheeled Menace
          • 3 Years Ago
          @srmcg
          Actually i do know. And unless the a new diesel car has SCR ( $$$ ), it has a urea solution to filter out the carbon, which people will ignore to fill on modern diesels ( it's expensive ) and produce black smoke just like this. And some idiots think it is cool to have black smoke coming out of their vehicle, so they remove the emissions equipment. Black smoke coming out of a car is a road hazard and those particulates aren't easy on the lungs either.
      Polly Prissy Pants
      • 3 Years Ago
      Please don't encourage d-bags by posting their immature pranks on a site (hopefully) designed for semi-intelligent folks who like reading about cars. By promoting the antics of these dicks, are you being a net positive to society or a negative? This is the kind of tripe that makes me want to abandon Autoblog and never come back.
      MichaelW
      • 3 Years Ago
      as a lawyer I think this girl should sue these ******** why is this on autoblog?
        MichaelW
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MichaelW
        I wish I were on the mercedes forums but lawyers don't make as much as ppl think. I don't think sne should literally sue them but I'm sure she could win for an tort claim. This shouldn't be on autoblog because its distasteful and really has nothing to do with cars. What info is given about the "heavily modified pickup truck" to warrant posting it on a site about the automotive industry
        Luke
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MichaelW
        As a normal human being, I agree with Shakespeare's assessment of lawyers.
          Knox
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Luke
          While, as a lawyer, I agree with your sentiment here with regards to this poster, I don't think you know your Shakespeare very well. The actual quote does not support your position.
          MichaelW
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Luke
          You say that now but there are lawyers representing both sides of the fence. Maybe you don't like certain trypes of lawyers but behind the scenes many of them sarcrifice their social and economic lives in order to pursue public service. Take a look at legal aid and ull see what I mean
        tony
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MichaelW
        I agree, she should sue these *******s And the people at autoblog are *******s for posting this.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MichaelW
        Why is this on AutoBlog? Hmm, maybe because the video involves a highly modified heavy duty pick-up...
      PSP
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very surprised that Autoblog is supporting this ...
      Jonathon C Gable
      • 3 Years Ago
      Utterly repugnant. I can't stand being around people while they are smoking, but that was unnecessary and vile.
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