Friday, January 22, 2010

Man Trades Cigarettes For Crayons

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Smoking is a terrible habit, but coloring isn’t.

After 14 years of puffing on cigarettes, 29-year-old Jacob Ruppert decided is was time to “knock that sht off” and finally kick the cancer sticks.

However, he didn’t use gum or patches to help him quit, he chose crayons.

Whenever Ruppert gets the urge to light up, he sketches a crayon drawing and posts his artwork on

He says, “I’d tried and tried quitting before to no avail. This year my youngest brother suggested that I replace my trusty pack of Camel’s with a pack of Crayolas. I found it to be quite a good idea.”

Ruppert’s new habit is really paying off since a pack of crayons goes for half of what a pack of smokes cost, saving him a few bucks.

He’s hoping his lungs restore to a healthy shade of pink, or at the very least a “drabby gray.”

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