There's been a conspicuous absence of Smoking Rob 'round the internets lately... Did he quit? Is he trying? Do I feel slightly weird for writing about it like he's an old family friend? Anyhoo, rumor has it that Rob's been seen using an electronic cigarette - maybe he's going it for Bear? Maybe that ridiculous half-haircut he's been sporting is the result of some sort of lost bet with Kristen over who can go the longest without a smoke (I may be on to something here...)? Anyhoo, after the Teen Choice Awards thingy where he won some sort of vampire-y award, he gave a brief speech about the Cancer Bites initiative (which doesn't kick off until later this year). I know leukemia and other related diseases aren't necessarily linked to smoking, but let's face it: if you are going to be a spokesperson for something like this, you probably shouldn't be sucking on cancer sticks in your spare time.
Whether he actually quit - or is trying to quit - or not, there's never really a bad time for a Smokin' Rob retrospective, is there? Because I know it'll kill ya' and I'm glad I quit the nasty habit a long time ago, but there's no denying that he looks HOT with a cigarette dangling between his lips... Or his fingers... I'm not even going to caption these... Just enjoy the smokin'...
I know it's wrong, but I'm going to miss me some smoking Rob... What about you? I haven't had a cigarette in about eight years (using the handy-dandy QuitNet calculator, this means I haven't smoked over 56,000 cigarettes in that time and I've not spent close to $20,000), but if I saw RPatts out and about somewhere smoking outside some dive bar, I'd totally bum one and ask for a light.
P.S. People often say that RPatts is channeling his inner James Dean in some of his photo shoots, but I have to say he's really got more of a Brando vibe - who knew?