He may have quitted, but he used to smoke. I think it's just sad when people are so hypocrites about smoking, always repeating what the media says. Smoking, drugs, alcohol, fat, sedentarism is bad to our health. But also prejudice, repression, stress of not doing whatever you like because someone said so. Just FYI, when somebody says that smoking is gross, is in fact, calling ALL the smokers of it. I wonder what's the next thing scientists and the media will spread is bad for us. Sex, maybe, listen music, watch Supernatural? We're becoming bit by bit a society with zero tolerance to individuality and personality.
No, he used to be a "social smoker" but he quit quite a few years ago. Any pics of him smoking are quite old. The director of Supernatural once said on an interview that neither Jensen or Jared (Sam in Supernatural, you probably know that, sorry :/) smoked.
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Jesus, are you guys just IDIOTS? The answer is YES, of course, HE SMOKES!!! There are photos of him smoking EVERYWHERE! You know, just because you like the way someone looks, as you clearly do with Jensen, doesn't mean that you should deify him, or try to claim that he's something that he isn't. Some of the posts on here are stupidly saying that he only smokes socially, or that he's quit. YOU DON'T KNOW THAT! All you know about Jensen Ackles is what he wants you to know. On the other hand, these are candid photos, taken when he was unaware. HE AND HIS WIFE ARE SMOKING! Grow up, people. Being good looking doesn't make someone perfect.
I wouldn't go as far as calling fellow posters idiots - everyone is entitled to their opinions and/or fantasies. I do agree though that being (extremely) good looking doesn't make someone "perfect". In fact perfect would be boring wouldn't it? Hey let's lighten up folks - in the grand scheme of things does it matter if he smokes or not - it's his life and he may live it however he chooses. Yes we only know what they want us to know - but isn't the fantasy/dream fun - no way could anyone live up to them but as long as we know they're just dreams what's the harm??? Live and live I say!!!! :-)
Jensen admitted @ NJCon to smoking at parties when he was younger, but that he has since quit. Those photos upthread are from before he was on Supernatural, when he still shared a house with Steve Carlson. The one in the leather jacket is a manip by Bandwench from 2008, her name is on the bottom of the pic. I've added the original photo that the manip was made from.
I'm a Respiratory Therapist and I suspected Jensen is/was a smoker. Over the duration of The Supernatural series, I noticed the change in his voice. He sounds more raspy and gritty. Also, although he appears physically fit, he has aged much more than a non smoker of his age. His rasy voice gives his character, Dean Awinchester more grit.