Famous people influence the lives of younger people because they look cool or do certain things that they want to relate to. If certain musicians wear certain clothes and come across as someone cool, teenagers will follow because they want to be like them or feel like they feel. Same thing with smoking… kids think it looks cool and they think they’re cool if they’re smoking. Take Obama for example, he smokes and people are suggesting that he quit because people look up to him, but if that is what he wants to do, I don’t see a problem with that. I don’t smoke, but if Obama smokes to release stress, so be it… it’s a way of dealing with things, just like jogging or drinking or being creative or whatever helps you get through something. But I do wonder if more kids will start smoking or more kids will stop smoking, depends on what he does perhaps.