Nick Jonas fans are fired up about his cover of Cigar Aficionado.
The Jonas Brothers singer has a cigar in hand in the image â€” and is quite proud of it. The 26-year-old wrote in the caption announcing the cover that he is â€œpumpedâ€ to be the â€œfirst person under 30 to hold a cigar on the cover of one of my favourite magazines.â€
His followers were less pumped as cigar smoke contains cancer-causing chemicals that are harmful to both smokers and nonsmokers, according to the AmericanÂ National Cancer Institute. Itâ€™s also is possibly even more toxic than cigarette smoke.
Jonas promoting cigar smoking has his fans riled up â€” not just because itâ€™s an unhealthy habit to promote, but also because they love him and are worried about his health. And itâ€™s no secret that the youngest JoBro has type 1 diabetes.
Among the reactions to his post were commenters saying it was â€œgross and irresponsibleâ€ from someone who knows â€œthe health risks.â€
gross and irresponsible as a singer and a human raised knowing the health risks but okay
â€” michelle (@michelle_lynn) September 9, 2019
Here were some of the other reactions to the cigar photos:
There are many other accomplishments to be proud of lol.
â€” CT (@cdp671988) September 9, 2019
nick i know you are into that stuff&all&this is no place for me to put myself in since its none of my business but please stop smoking, i know you have diabetes and smoking will only add to the deprecating of your body and your fan base loves you 2 much to see u do this to urself pic.twitter.com/4BF26Z40gW
â€” Lianna (@liannabritto) September 9, 2019
Please stop smoking NickðŸ˜”!!! Your voice and laungs are going to pay all those cigars… Your voice worth so much moreðŸ˜¢ðŸ’—
â€” ð•ð•†â„•ð”¸ð•Š ðŸ‡¨ðŸ‡´ (@4everJONASFAN) September 9, 2019
Stop smoking, Nicholas. That’s why your voice is tiring so easily.
â€” Andy is proud of JesyðŸ‡¨ðŸ‡´ (@InHellWithMulti) September 9, 2019
I love you but smoking kills and itâ€™d be smarter from you to not promote such a thing and make it look cool , cus itâ€™s not.
â€” solana (@Solanaa) September 9, 2019
Your wife has Asthama. I hope you’re thoughtful enough to not smoke when she’s around.
â€” Manisha Kadyan (@Miss_Kadyan) September 10, 2019
Despite the pleas, it doesnâ€™t seem that Jonas will give up the habit anytime soon.
â€œOne of the things a lot of people say to me is: â€˜Youâ€™re so young to like cigars,â€™â€ heÂ toldÂ the magazine. â€œItâ€™s a narrative that Iâ€™m aware of, and actually someÂthing that I love being able to speak toâ€¦ I think that cigars as a whole should be something that you share with friends, and there shouldnâ€™t be any barriers around who can enjoy them.â€
And heâ€™s been enjoying them for a long time, as photos show.
Male and female celebrities have long been appearing on the cover of Cigar Aficionado, though it certainly seems less en vogue now â€” especially with younger stars â€” knowing the health risks.
By Suzy Byrne, Yahoo Celebrity