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Tell that to Peter Jennings, Mr. A-Z
« on: August 17, 2005, 09:07:00 am »
Jason Mraz Says Smoking Makes Him Happy
 
 By The Associated Press
 The Associated Press
 Tuesday, August 16, 2005; 8:48 AM
 
 NEW YORK -- Jason Mraz understands that smoking isn't good for the body. But that doesn't mean it's not good for his soul.
 
 "My whole belief in life is if it makes you happy, it's good for you," the 28-year-old singer-songwriter told The Associated Press in a recent interview.
 
 "My dad is always getting after me about smoking. It's not good for you. My dad is like 300 pounds. Well, neither is your diet. Well, who's at fault? None of us. You love popcorn, I love smoking, you and I are both happy folks," he said. "Why can't we just be happy?"
 
 Mraz did stop _ well, at least once, anyway.
 
 "I quit smoking for a while," he said. "(But) I was on the road for too long. Deadlines, I needed to write more things, and to me, writing and smoking go hand in hand. Panic attacks, mood swings, all that (stuff)."
 
 His sophomore album, "Mr. A-Z," was released last month.