Originally Posted by BamaGrits84
I'm going to disagree with this. I know someone who made a 34 on their ACTs, graduated college with honors, and makes 6 figures while smoking daily. And sadly he has a better memory than I do. If his brain has been impacted any it hasn't hurt him that much.
Most, if not all, of the athletes at my high school smoked cigarettes, and from what I hear, it is currently the same at the local schools also. I think people who are naturally gifted sometimes do stupid stuff because on some level they want to prove to themselves that they can get away with it.
I also think dope is more attractive to smart people because it slows down the thought process so that the cerebral machinations become perceptible, which is novel and therefore fun, but certainly not a good idea.