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Mellencamp Son To Dad: Butt Out

Someone wants John Mellencamp to kick the nicotine habit - and this time it's personal.  John's teenage son, a state wrestling title holder, is challenging his father to break the hold cigarettes have on him.  Speck Mellencamp is using his Facebook page as the flash point for the campaign.  The deal he cut with his dad:  I recruit a million friends, you stop smoking.  It's a habit his father could not break, even after a 1994 heart attack made him face the prospect his nearly 4 pack a day habit would lay him out young.  He did cut back, but has not quit. Speck still has more than 980,000 friends to go, but John knows better than to bet against a kid that has made some tough opponents quit.
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