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Cancer Society Burns Jordan Over Cigar Shots

9/2/2008 4:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Millions of kids still wanna be like Mike -- and according to the American Cancer Society, that's a bad thing.

The ACS is fuming over several photos TMZ posted earlier of MJ playing softball with a fat stogie hangin' out of his mouth. Now, the ACS has unleashed a mouthpiece of their own, their former president Cary Presant MD, who told us, "When high profile athletes publicly display unhealthful habits they can mislead young people to emulate their behavior. According to the American Cancer Society tobacco use in this country is responsible for 1/3 of all cancers and remains the most preventable cause of death in our society. 8.6 million Americans suffer from chronic smoking-related disease. Since 1964 smoking has cause more than 12 million premature deaths in the U.S."

Calls to Jordan's reps were not returned.

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Kitty Angel    

7. Damn. These celebrities had better start doing a better job raising my kids!

Posted at 3:26PM on Sep 2nd 2008 by grow up

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Thanks!! I needed a good laugh today!!

2150 days ago
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john wayne gacy    


just like the good ol' chicago boys " smoked " his dad and

forced M.JOKER to quit playing basketball in his prime......

2150 days ago
18.

tsteves1    

#1. this is my second post EVER

#2. I was informed this site existed last week.


#3. please do not show your ignorance by making assumptions you have no information about:) thanks you.

you are now free to move about the country...LOL

2150 days ago
19.

biggdaddy313    

Leave Mike Alone Were R Palin party pics? We need to know

2150 days ago
20.

Renonta Mason    

I could not believe he was even playing any type of sport with a cigar in his mouth. It was not only unhealthy, but unsafe as well and no one said a thing.

2150 days ago
21.

Chris    

Geez! Butt out ACS! What he does is his own business.

2150 days ago
22.

crus    

Believe me, the inner city kids aren't gonna trade their Phillie Blunts in for those.

2150 days ago
23.

Jane    

He paid his dues. He has earned the right to do what he whatever he wants, where he wants and when he wants.

2150 days ago
24.

Trixie    

OMG! What Michael does is his own business and if PARENTS don't teach their kids the wrong and rights of smoking and what have you it is not anyone's fault but theirs. ACS really should stop pointing the finger at everyone else and start pointing at the parents if they don't teach children!

2150 days ago
25.

kal    

Mike should tell the ACS to F**K Off.
The guy is constantly under a microscope and cant let loose for 5 minutes on his own time?

How many primo sports and movie stars have graced the cover of Cigar Afficionado?
Why dont they go after that useless mag and its celebs.

I agree that kids shouldn't smoke but going after Jordan for what he does on his time is crazy.
Enough of these morality Nazis.
Let's treat everybody evenly, Go after Britney and her family for her parenting skills. Go after Lohah for her examplary drinking habits...etc.

2150 days ago
26.

Sean Bresnahan    

A casual and relaxing cigar smoke sounds therapeutic to me! Bravo, Michael!

2150 days ago
27.

Cool    

Gimme a break! the man is retired and enjoying his day by smoking a cigar. Stupid conservatives! They are exactly what hypocritacal Sarah Palin and John McCain wants to turn this country into!!

2150 days ago
28.

Rockstar    

Unless he's a spokesperson for their organization, I suggest they take their sanctimony and shove it.

What Michael Jordan, or any other private citizen not professing some specific ideology or agenda, does is their business and their business alone. I'd hope that the ACS's example of unbridled sanctimony, and the suggestion that their sanctimony be imposed as public policy is not followed by future generations.

This is another reason why the ACS is not deserving of private handouts; they are obviously against the ideas of personal choice and privacy. I have no use for that kind of garbage, no matter what "benevolence" they may try to disguise their holier-than-thou attitude as.

ACS: Go sit on a cactus.

2150 days ago
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get the fuk over it    

dats his business
so leave him the hell alone

2150 days ago
30.

john wayne gacy    


jane;

" he earned the right to do whatever he wants "

not entirely true;

M.JOKER was and always will be a
court-jester for the good ol' chicago boys........



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