Quotation by Fran Lebowitz

Smoking ... is downright dangerous. Most people who smoke will eventually contract a fatal disease and die. But they don't brag about it, do they? Most people who ski, play professional football or drive race cars, will not die—at least not in the act—and yet they are the ones with the glamorous images, the expensive equipment and the mythic proportions. Why this should be I cannot say, unless it is simply that the average American does not know a daredevil when he sees one.
Fran Lebowitz (b. 1950), U.S. humorist. Social Studies, ch. 18 (1981).

Lebowitz, a dedicated cigarette smoker, often wrote satirically about smoking, laws restricting smoking, and "smokers' rights."
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