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|Angel Cabrera was all smiles after winning the U.S. Open. But his smoking infuriated a WorldGolf.com reader. (Courtesy USGA)|
It's very sad to see Angel Cabrera and other pro golfers smoking cigarettes while they're playing. Even the PBA (Professional Bowlers Association) doesn't allow the bowlers to smoke while they're bowling.
To make matters worse, while showing Cabrera smoking, the commentators at NBC tell their audience (incl. millions of kids) that smoking calms the nerves, which is not the truth at all. Nicotine is a stimulant, and it's only calming effects are to ease the symptoms of withdrawal pangs the body goes through every few minutes.
What the heck is wrong with the PGA Tour and the USGA that in 2007, they still allow their members to smoke WHILE participating as role models in front of millions of wannabe golfers who are watching intently? Apologies and changes are in order and should be addressed by NBC and the PGA/USGA very soon.
June 19, 2007
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