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But for some people, any sort of run-in with drugs or alcohol -- in some cases, extended to smoking and even prescription drugs as well -- makes you instantly less of a human being.

These people feel not only that [[UsefulNotes/StraightEdge drugs and alcohol should be avoided]], but that those who don't accept this philosophy are weak, brainwashed, generally ''inferior''. In especially extreme cases, this attitude even applies toward people who have recovered from past problems with drugs, or have [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin only done them once]]. Naturally, such people also often double as MoralGuardians.

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But for some people, any sort of run-in with drugs or drugs, including alcohol -- and in some cases, extended to smoking and even prescription drugs as well -- makes you instantly less of a human being.

These people feel not only that [[UsefulNotes/StraightEdge drugs and alcohol and other drugs should be avoided]], but that those who don't accept this philosophy are weak, brainwashed, generally ''inferior''. In especially extreme cases, this attitude even applies toward people who have recovered from past problems with drugs, or have [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin only done them once]]. Naturally, such people also often double as MoralGuardians.



* Music/TedNugent has been known to be patronizing towards alcohol and drug abuse. Then again, [[SoapboxSadie knowing Ted and his views and reactions towards supporters of gun control, veganism, and so on]], would you expect anything less?

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* Music/TedNugent has been known to be patronizing towards alcohol alcoholism and other drug abuse. Then again, [[SoapboxSadie knowing Ted and his views and reactions towards supporters of gun control, veganism, and so on]], would you expect anything less?


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* There's a smug Straight Edge guy at the quiet mining town in ''Series/{{Skins}}'', who tries to woo Effy. When the crew escape the town, they mock his crossed arms salute.

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* There's a smug Straight Edge guy at the quiet mining town in ''Series/{{Skins}}'', who tries to woo Effy. When the crew escape the town, they mock his crossed arms salute.
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* There's a smug Straight Edge guy at the quiet mining town in ''Series/{{Skins}}'', who tries to woo Effy. When the crew escape the town, they mock his crossed arms salute.



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* Creator/BillHicks did a bit about the smugness of non-smokers, saying "I'd quit if it wasn't for the fact that I'd become one of you."

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* Creator/BillHicks did a bit about the smugness of non-smokers, saying "I'd quit if it wasn't for the fact [[{{Jerkass}} Finn]] from ''Roleplay/DawnOfANewAgeOldportBlues'' viciously mocks other students who smoke or do drugs in their free time, believing that I'd become one of you."
they're ruining their futures by doing so.



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* Frank spends the entirety of ''VideoGame/HouseParty'' keeping the other party-goers from drinking any alcohol; he wasn't even invited to the party, he just makes it his mission to attend parties nearby and keep the liquor on lockdown. [[spoiler:He's also a giant hypocrite about it -- not only will he allow you to take some alcohol if you perform favors for him, but he's also a drug dealer in the neighborhood.]]

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* Frank spends Creator/BillHicks did a bit about the entirety smugness of ''VideoGame/HouseParty'' keeping the other party-goers from drinking any alcohol; he non-smokers, saying "I'd quit if it wasn't even invited to for the party, he just makes it his mission to attend parties nearby and keep the liquor on lockdown. [[spoiler:He's also a giant hypocrite about it -- not only will he allow you to take some alcohol if you perform favors for him, but he's also a drug dealer in the neighborhood.]]
fact that I'd become one of you."



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* During ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' [[TeenSuperSpy Yuuya]] takes sleeping pills to access a shared dream, then is injected with psychotropics to [[HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs give him an advantage]]. [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Nishikikouji Tohri]], looking on, is appalled by this behavior and berates [[TheHandler Leone]] for lax morals - after administering the dose Leone asked him to use.

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* During ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' [[TeenSuperSpy Yuuya]] takes sleeping pills Frank spends the entirety of ''VideoGame/HouseParty'' keeping the other party-goers from drinking any alcohol; he wasn't even invited to access a shared dream, then is injected with psychotropics the party, he just makes it his mission to [[HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs give him an advantage]]. [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Nishikikouji Tohri]], looking on, is appalled by this behavior attend parties nearby and berates [[TheHandler Leone]] keep the liquor on lockdown. [[spoiler:He's also a giant hypocrite about it -- not only will he allow you to take some alcohol if you perform favors for lax morals - after administering him, but he's also a drug dealer in the dose Leone asked him to use.
neighborhood.]]



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* Bort the lapsed Straight Edge from ''Webcomic/NothingNiceToSay'' hasn't abandoned two parts of the straight edge lifestyle; [[http://www.mitchclem.com/nothingnice/120/ taking himself too seriously and beating people up]].
* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'': Peggy (the TeamNormal) describes superpowers as like vegans. "They can't ''wait'' to tell you about it."
-->'''Peggy:''' I generally don't have to ask why someone can't eat out at my favorite tex-mex place with me, or if they just installed solar panels on their house, or that they can shoot laser beams out of their nipples. They will volunteer that information.

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* Bort the lapsed Straight Edge from ''Webcomic/NothingNiceToSay'' hasn't abandoned two parts of the straight edge lifestyle; [[http://www.mitchclem.com/nothingnice/120/ taking himself too seriously and beating people up]].
* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'': Peggy (the TeamNormal) describes superpowers as like vegans. "They can't ''wait''
During ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' [[TeenSuperSpy Yuuya]] takes sleeping pills to tell you about it."
-->'''Peggy:''' I generally don't have to ask why someone can't eat out at my favorite tex-mex place
access a shared dream, then is injected with me, or if they just installed solar panels on their house, or that they can shoot laser beams out of their nipples. They will volunteer that information.
psychotropics to [[HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs give him an advantage]]. [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Nishikikouji Tohri]], looking on, is appalled by this behavior and berates [[TheHandler Leone]] for lax morals - after administering the dose Leone asked him to use.



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* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'': Peggy (the TeamNormal) describes superpowers as like vegans. "They can't ''wait'' to tell you about it."
-->'''Peggy:''' I generally don't have to ask why someone can't eat out at my favorite tex-mex place with me, or if they just installed solar panels on their house, or that they can shoot laser beams out of their nipples. They will volunteer that information.
* Bort the lapsed Straight Edge from ''Webcomic/NothingNiceToSay'' hasn't abandoned two parts of the straight edge lifestyle; [[http://www.mitchclem.com/nothingnice/120/ taking himself too seriously and beating people up]].
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' featured one Rikki Kixx, who runs a rehab movement and fronts a newly clean-and-sober band - it turns out sobriety has been legally and medically forced on him (and the potential loss of PR he'd get if he was caught imbibing doesn't help) and he's determined that everyone else should be as miserable as he is. [[spoiler: The concert he headlined to promote his movement ends ''horribly'', as a little known side effect of a drug his bandmates took in the past kicked in, causing hallucinations in the audience, leading everyone to turn to drugs to cope with them. It doesn't help that his other big name sobriety partner, Dr. Rockso, failed the ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere trope and fell off the wagon. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And Pickles beats the shit out of him.]]]]



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' featured one Rikki Kixx, who runs a rehab movement and fronts a newly clean-and-sober band - it turns out sobriety has been legally and medically forced on him (and the potential loss of PR he'd get if he was caught imbibing doesn't help) and he's determined that everyone else should be as miserable as he is. [[spoiler: The concert he headlined to promote his movement ends ''horribly'', as a little known side effect of a drug his bandmates took in the past kicked in, causing hallucinations in the audience, leading everyone to turn to drugs to cope with them. It doesn't help that his other big name sobriety partner, Dr. Rockso, failed the ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere trope and fell off the wagon. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And Pickles beats the shit out of him.]]]]






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These people feel not only that [[UsefulNotes/StraightEdge drugs and alcohol should be avoided]], but that those who don't accept this philosophy are weak, brainwashed, generally ''inferior''. In especially extreme cases, this attitude even applies toward people who have recovered from past problems with drugs, or have [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin only done them once]].

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These people feel not only that [[UsefulNotes/StraightEdge drugs and alcohol should be avoided]], but that those who don't accept this philosophy are weak, brainwashed, generally ''inferior''. In especially extreme cases, this attitude even applies toward people who have recovered from past problems with drugs, or have [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin only done them once]].
once]]. Naturally, such people also often double as MoralGuardians.

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* Gry Jannicke Jarlum's "Svake mennesker" ("Weak People") is one long rant against people who smoke and/or drink. The narrator believes they only started doing these things because "everyone else did it" and they were too "weak" to say no. She also says they're ugly and stinky, while she, the teetotaller, has "style" and "character".

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* Frank spends the entirety of ''VideoGame/HouseParty'' keeping the other party-goers from drinking any alcohol; he wasn't even invited to the party, he just makes it his mission to attend parties nearby and keep the liquor on lockdown. [[spoiler:He's also a giant hypocrite about it -- not only will he allow you to take some alcohol if you perform favors for him, but he's also a drug dealer in the neighborhood.]]

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* A lot of people in California are like this about cigarette smokers, who, nowadays, tend to be usually poor people, and in places like Californian urban areas, poor racial minorities, at that. Obviously, often times, the arguing that smoking makes them morally inferior can be a disguise for straight-up classism or racism. Particularly poignant in the NorCal city of Berkeley and many places in the very white, very suburban Contra Costa County (save Richmond, of course). Examples from there include Walnut Creek and Concord.

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* A lot of people in In 1995, California are like this about cigarette smokers, who, nowadays, tend to be usually poor people, and in places like Californian urban areas, poor racial minorities, at that. Obviously, often times, was the arguing that first state to institute a ban on smoking makes them morally inferior can be a disguise for straight-up classism or racism. Particularly poignant in the NorCal city of Berkeley and enclosed workplaces, which included by necessity many bars and restaurants. Fast forward 23 years and California smoking bans have increased, though they vary depending on local laws. As a result, poor Californians or immigrants from places in where smoking is part of the fabric of social life are looked down on. Upper-class, non-smoking Californians can get very white, very suburban Contra Costa County (save Richmond, snobby about keeping the air clean (you can fold this in with the stereotype of course). Examples from there include Walnut Creek and Concord.Californians being a bunch of [[GranolaGirl granola-loving hippies]]).


* People in Alcoholics Anonymous and similar programs can veer into this.

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* People in Alcoholics Anonymous and similar programs can veer into this.this, though this is understandable as the majority of people who enter programs like AA do so because they have first-hand experience with alcohol, drugs, etc. impacting their lives in a negative way and either don't want others (particularly loved ones) to experience the same, or the use of booze and drugs by others becomes triggering to them.




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* Many people who oppose the legalization of recreational drugs often find themselves labelled as this, even if their rationale has less to do with concern about what other people do to themselves as perceived negative impact on their own quality of life (i.e. for example, someone who has no problem with people using ingested or oil-based marijuana, but simply do not want to be exposed to the odor of pot smoke in their backyard or at a social gathering).


* [[Creator/PennAndTeller Penn Jillette]] doesn't object to alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs, in fact, he advocates legalizing them. He also never misses an opportunity to remind people he's never used them. This either comes off as [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} some grand proclamation of philosophical fortitude]] or just a disclaimer from an opinionated person who's never experienced drugs first hand and does not want to be judged to be someone merely endorsing the legalization of drugs because he himself likes drugs.

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* [[Creator/PennAndTeller Penn Jillette]] doesn't object to alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs, in fact, he advocates legalizing them. He also never misses an opportunity to remind people he's never used them.them ''("I am pretty sure I am the only person to have been on the cover of High Time's Magazine who has never smoked a whisp of Marijuana"). This either comes off as [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} some grand proclamation of philosophical fortitude]] or just a disclaimer from an opinionated person who's never experienced drugs first hand and does not want to be judged to be someone merely endorsing the legalization of drugs because he himself likes drugs.

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*A lot of people in California are like this about cigarette smokers, who, nowadays, tend to be usually poor people, and in places like Californian urban areas, poor racial minorities, at that. Obviously, often times, the arguing that smoking makes them morally inferior can be a disguise for straight-up classism or racism. Particularly poignant in the NorCal city of Berkeley and many places in the very white, very suburban Contra Costa County (save Richmond, of course). Examples from there include Walnut Creek and Concord.


* Inversion: Quite a few of the pro drug group can be equally as smug for 'having seen and experienced things you can never even dream of, being more creative, being more philosophical and generally just being more worldly than you' 'cause they smoked/shot/ate something.

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* Inversion: Quite a few While RealLife members of the pro drug this group can be quite intolerable, it's worth noting that quite a few pro-drug users manage to invert this trope by being equally as smug for and insufferable about their drug use. The stereotypical attitude is one of the user 'having seen and experienced things you can never even dream of, being more creative, being more philosophical and generally just being more worldly than you' 'cause simply because they smoked/shot/ate something.


* As noted in the trope description for UsefulNotes/StraightEdge, Straight Edgers can be like this sometimes. In an extreme example, two Straight Edgers actually assaulted another man. However, as they yelled racial epithets at the victim (who was Mexican), it's most likely the attack was racially motivated and that UsefulNotes/StraightEdge was a pretext.

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* As noted in the trope description for UsefulNotes/StraightEdge, Straight Edgers can be like this sometimes. In an extreme example, two Straight Edgers actually assaulted another man. However, as they yelled racial epithets at the victim (who was Mexican), it's most likely the attack was racially motivated and that UsefulNotes/StraightEdge was a pretext.


-->'''Peggy:''' I just mean that I don't have to ask why someone can't join me at my favorite tex-mex place, or how they shoot lasers out of their eyes. They will volunteer that information.

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-->'''Peggy:''' I just mean that I generally don't have to ask why someone can't join me eat out at my favorite tex-mex place, place with me, or how if they just installed solar panels on their house, or that they can shoot lasers laser beams out of their eyes.nipples. They will volunteer that information.


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* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'': Peggy (the TeamNormal) describes superpowers as like vegans. "They can't ''wait'' to tell you about it."
-->'''Peggy:''' I just mean that I don't have to ask why someone can't join me at my favorite tex-mex place, or how they shoot lasers out of their eyes. They will volunteer that information.

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* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'': Peggy (the TeamNormal) describes superpowers as like vegans. "They can't ''wait'' to tell you Creator/BillHicks did a bit about it.the smugness of non-smokers, saying "I'd quit if it wasn't for the fact that I'd become one of you."
-->'''Peggy:''' I just mean that I don't have to ask why someone can't join me at my favorite tex-mex place, or how they shoot lasers out of their eyes. They will volunteer that information.



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* As noted in the trope description for UsefulNotes/StraightEdge, Straight Edgers can be like this sometimes. In an extreme example, two Straight Edgers actually assaulted another man. However, as they yelled racial epithets at the victim (who was Mexican), it's most likely the attack was racially motivated and that UsefulNotes/StraightEdge was a pretext.
* Creator/MrT is a teetotaler, and prides himself on drinking only kid-friendly milk rather than alcohol.
* ''Winners Don't Use Drugs'' is the name of an anti-drug slogan that was included on all arcade games imported into to North America from 1989 through to the year of 2000. The message appeared during the attract modes of both video games and on some pinball machines. It was established by FBI Director William S. Sessions with an agreement with the American Amusement Machine Association. By law it had to be included on all imported arcade games and continued to appear long after Sessions left office. The quote normally appeared in gold against a blue or black background between the FBI seal and Sessions' name.
* [[Creator/PennAndTeller Penn Jillette]] doesn't object to alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs, in fact, he advocates legalizing them. He also never misses an opportunity to remind people he's never used them. This either comes off as [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} some grand proclamation of philosophical fortitude]] or just a disclaimer from an opinionated person who's never experienced drugs first hand and does not want to be judged to be someone merely endorsing the legalization of drugs because he himself likes drugs.
* Music/TedNugent has been known to be patronizing towards alcohol and drug abuse. Then again, [[SoapboxSadie knowing Ted and his views and reactions towards supporters of gun control, veganism, and so on]], would you expect anything less?
* Real-world reversal: Crucial Youth were a straight-edge send-up that parodied the movement and regularly gave the audience a good clean with the Youthbrush.
* Inversion: Quite a few of the pro drug group can be equally as smug for 'having seen and experienced things you can never even dream of, being more creative, being more philosophical and generally just being more worldly than you' 'cause they smoked/shot/ate something.
* Major Dick Winters (subject of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'') admits in the book that he thought like this - he didn't drink until the evening of D-Day, and thought that taking a single swallow of liquor would have a noticeable deadening effect on his reflexes and thinking.
* People in Alcoholics Anonymous and similar programs can veer into this.
* The metalcore act Earth Crisis has been banned from many, many, MANY venues over the years for doing things like yanking beer glasses and cigarettes away from people and frequently threatening violence upon anyone who resists, which in turn has resulted in multiple fights and straight-up brawls at their shows thanks to both the band and the [[FanDumb more overtly militant members of their fanbase]].
* While not exclusively straight-edge, FSU ("Friends Stand United", originally "Fuck Shit Up") does have a large amount of straight-edge members, and over the years, they have gone from being a legitimate (if not extremely violent) anti-racist group to one of the most glaring real-life examples of TheQuincyPunk. Harassment and threatening behavior towards people who are drinking, smoking, or engaging in drug usage is commonplace, as are multi-man ambushes and beatdowns on targets who have earned their ire.
* P. J. O'Rourke once quoted an anonymous policeman as saying of drug addicts, "Air should be illegal if they breathe it."

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* As noted in the trope description for UsefulNotes/StraightEdge, Straight Edgers can be like During ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' [[TeenSuperSpy Yuuya]] takes sleeping pills to access a shared dream, then is injected with psychotropics to [[HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs give him an advantage]]. [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Nishikikouji Tohri]], looking on, is appalled by this sometimes. In an extreme example, two Straight Edgers actually assaulted another man. However, as they yelled racial epithets at the victim (who was Mexican), it's most likely the attack was racially motivated and that UsefulNotes/StraightEdge was a pretext.
* Creator/MrT is a teetotaler, and prides himself on drinking only kid-friendly milk rather than alcohol.
* ''Winners Don't Use Drugs'' is the name of an anti-drug slogan that was included on all arcade games imported into to North America from 1989 through to the year of 2000. The message appeared during the attract modes of both video games and on some pinball machines. It was established by FBI Director William S. Sessions with an agreement with the American Amusement Machine Association. By law it had to be included on all imported arcade games and continued to appear long after Sessions left office. The quote normally appeared in gold against a blue or black background between the FBI seal and Sessions' name.
* [[Creator/PennAndTeller Penn Jillette]] doesn't object to alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs, in fact, he advocates legalizing them. He also never misses an opportunity to remind people he's never used them. This either comes off as [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} some grand proclamation of philosophical fortitude]] or just a disclaimer from an opinionated person who's never experienced drugs first hand and does not want to be judged to be someone merely endorsing the legalization of drugs because he himself likes drugs.
* Music/TedNugent has been known to be patronizing towards alcohol and drug abuse. Then again, [[SoapboxSadie knowing Ted and his views and reactions towards supporters of gun control, veganism, and so on]], would you expect anything less?
* Real-world reversal: Crucial Youth were a straight-edge send-up that parodied the movement and regularly gave the audience a good clean with the Youthbrush.
* Inversion: Quite a few of the pro drug group can be equally as smug for 'having seen and experienced things you can never even dream of, being more creative, being more philosophical and generally just being more worldly than you' 'cause they smoked/shot/ate something.
* Major Dick Winters (subject of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'') admits in the book that he thought like this - he didn't drink until the evening of D-Day, and thought that taking a single swallow of liquor would have a noticeable deadening effect on his reflexes and thinking.
* People in Alcoholics Anonymous and similar programs can veer into this.
* The metalcore act Earth Crisis has been banned from many, many, MANY venues over the years for doing things like yanking beer glasses and cigarettes away from people and frequently threatening violence upon anyone who resists, which in turn has resulted in multiple fights and straight-up brawls at their shows thanks to both the band and the [[FanDumb more overtly militant members of their fanbase]].
* While not exclusively straight-edge, FSU ("Friends Stand United", originally "Fuck Shit Up") does have a large amount of straight-edge members, and over the years, they have gone from being a legitimate (if not extremely violent) anti-racist group to one of the most glaring real-life examples of TheQuincyPunk. Harassment and threatening
behavior towards people who are drinking, smoking, or engaging in drug usage is commonplace, as are multi-man ambushes and beatdowns on targets who have earned their ire.
* P. J. O'Rourke once quoted an anonymous policeman as saying of drug addicts, "Air should be illegal if they breathe it."
berates [[TheHandler Leone]] for lax morals - after administering the dose Leone asked him to use.



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* Creator/BillHicks did a bit about the smugness of non-smokers, saying "I'd quit if it wasn't for the fact that I'd become one of you."

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* Creator/BillHicks did a bit Bort the lapsed Straight Edge from ''Webcomic/NothingNiceToSay'' hasn't abandoned two parts of the straight edge lifestyle; [[http://www.mitchclem.com/nothingnice/120/ taking himself too seriously and beating people up]].
* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'': Peggy (the TeamNormal) describes superpowers as like vegans. "They can't ''wait'' to tell you
about the smugness of non-smokers, saying "I'd quit if it wasn't for the fact that I'd become one of you.it."
-->'''Peggy:''' I just mean that I don't have to ask why someone can't join me at my favorite tex-mex place, or how they shoot lasers out of their eyes. They will volunteer that information.



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* During ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' [[TeenSuperSpy Yuuya]] takes sleeping pills to access a shared dream, then is injected with psychotropics to [[HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs give him an advantage]]. [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Nishikikouji Tohri]], looking on, is appalled by this behavior and berates [[TheHandler Leone]] for lax morals - after administering the dose Leone asked him to use.

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* During ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' [[TeenSuperSpy Yuuya]] takes sleeping pills to access a shared dream, then is injected On ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'', often the villains got involved with psychotropics to [[HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs give him an advantage]]. [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Nishikikouji Tohri]], looking on, is appalled by this behavior drugs ([[DrugsAreBad Yuck! Patooie!]]) and berates [[TheHandler Leone]] for lax morals - that's why they are messed up. A good example is a former skateboarding champion who's "no good at all" after administering he tried steroids.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' featured one Rikki Kixx, who runs a rehab movement and fronts a newly clean-and-sober band - it turns out sobriety has been legally and medically forced on him (and
the dose Leone asked potential loss of PR he'd get if he was caught imbibing doesn't help) and he's determined that everyone else should be as miserable as he is. [[spoiler: The concert he headlined to promote his movement ends ''horribly'', as a little known side effect of a drug his bandmates took in the past kicked in, causing hallucinations in the audience, leading everyone to turn to drugs to cope with them. It doesn't help that his other big name sobriety partner, Dr. Rockso, failed the ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere trope and fell off the wagon. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And Pickles beats the shit out of him.]]]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' portrays Creator/RobReiner this way in his crusade against smoking. It also portrays
him to use.
as a hypocrite, indulging in unhealthy eating habits while lecturing people about how unhealthy smoking is.



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* Bort the lapsed Straight Edge from ''Webcomic/NothingNiceToSay'' hasn't abandoned two parts of the straight edge lifestyle; [[http://www.mitchclem.com/nothingnice/120/ taking himself too seriously and beating people up]].

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* Bort As noted in the lapsed trope description for UsefulNotes/StraightEdge, Straight Edge from ''Webcomic/NothingNiceToSay'' hasn't abandoned Edgers can be like this sometimes. In an extreme example, two parts of Straight Edgers actually assaulted another man. However, as they yelled racial epithets at the straight edge lifestyle; [[http://www.mitchclem.com/nothingnice/120/ taking victim (who was Mexican), it's most likely the attack was racially motivated and that UsefulNotes/StraightEdge was a pretext.
* Creator/MrT is a teetotaler, and prides
himself too seriously on drinking only kid-friendly milk rather than alcohol.
* ''Winners Don't Use Drugs'' is the name of an anti-drug slogan that was included on all arcade games imported into to North America from 1989 through to the year of 2000. The message appeared during the attract modes of both video games
and beating on some pinball machines. It was established by FBI Director William S. Sessions with an agreement with the American Amusement Machine Association. By law it had to be included on all imported arcade games and continued to appear long after Sessions left office. The quote normally appeared in gold against a blue or black background between the FBI seal and Sessions' name.
* [[Creator/PennAndTeller Penn Jillette]] doesn't object to alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs, in fact, he advocates legalizing them. He also never misses an opportunity to remind
people up]].
he's never used them. This either comes off as [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} some grand proclamation of philosophical fortitude]] or just a disclaimer from an opinionated person who's never experienced drugs first hand and does not want to be judged to be someone merely endorsing the legalization of drugs because he himself likes drugs.
* Music/TedNugent has been known to be patronizing towards alcohol and drug abuse. Then again, [[SoapboxSadie knowing Ted and his views and reactions towards supporters of gun control, veganism, and so on]], would you expect anything less?
* Real-world reversal: Crucial Youth were a straight-edge send-up that parodied the movement and regularly gave the audience a good clean with the Youthbrush.
* Inversion: Quite a few of the pro drug group can be equally as smug for 'having seen and experienced things you can never even dream of, being more creative, being more philosophical and generally just being more worldly than you' 'cause they smoked/shot/ate something.
* Major Dick Winters (subject of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'') admits in the book that he thought like this - he didn't drink until the evening of D-Day, and thought that taking a single swallow of liquor would have a noticeable deadening effect on his reflexes and thinking.
* People in Alcoholics Anonymous and similar programs can veer into this.
* The metalcore act Earth Crisis has been banned from many, many, MANY venues over the years for doing things like yanking beer glasses and cigarettes away from people and frequently threatening violence upon anyone who resists, which in turn has resulted in multiple fights and straight-up brawls at their shows thanks to both the band and the [[FanDumb more overtly militant members of their fanbase]].
* While not exclusively straight-edge, FSU ("Friends Stand United", originally "Fuck Shit Up") does have a large amount of straight-edge members, and over the years, they have gone from being a legitimate (if not extremely violent) anti-racist group to one of the most glaring real-life examples of TheQuincyPunk. Harassment and threatening behavior towards people who are drinking, smoking, or engaging in drug usage is commonplace, as are multi-man ambushes and beatdowns on targets who have earned their ire.
* P. J. O'Rourke once quoted an anonymous policeman as saying of drug addicts, "Air should be illegal if they breathe it."




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* On ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'', often the villains got involved with drugs ([[DrugsAreBad Yuck! Patooie!]]) and that's why they are messed up. A good example is a former skateboarding champion who's "no good at all" after he tried steroids.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' featured one Rikki Kixx, who runs a rehab movement and fronts a newly clean-and-sober band - it turns out sobriety has been legally and medically forced on him (and the potential loss of PR he'd get if he was caught imbibing doesn't help) and he's determined that everyone else should be as miserable as he is. [[spoiler: The concert he headlined to promote his movement ends ''horribly'', as a little known side effect of a drug his bandmates took in the past kicked in, causing hallucinations in the audience, leading everyone to turn to drugs to cope with them. It doesn't help that his other big name sobriety partner, Dr. Rockso, failed the ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere trope and fell off the wagon. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And Pickles beats the shit out of him.]]]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' portrays Creator/RobReiner this way in his crusade against smoking. It also portrays him as a hypocrite, indulging in unhealthy eating habits while lecturing people about how unhealthy smoking is.

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* ''Series/TheGoodPlace'': Every action someone performs in life gives them either a positive or a negative effect to their total score, which ultimately determines which afterlife they end up in. Eating vegan gives a reasonable bonus... but not bragging about it gives over twenty times as much.


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* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'': Peggy (the TeamNormal) describes superpowers as like vegans. "They can't ''wait'' to tell you about it."
-->'''Peggy:''' I just mean that I don't have to ask why someone can't join me at my favorite tex-mex place, or how they shoot lasers out of their eyes. They will volunteer that information.

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