Help John Mellencamp Quit Smoking

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Dec. 2 2009, Published 3:28 p.m. ET

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You can help John Mellencamp kick his smoking habit: Join his son Speck's Facebook group, which he's pledged will make him stop once and for all.

Speck, 14, writes on the Facebook page, "i made a deal with my dad that if i get a 1,000,000 to join this group he will quit smoking."

The "Jack and Diane" singer should prepare for cold turkey — within a day of its launch the group gained 60,000 members, and is fast moving toward his target.

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His 58-year-old father has talked openly about trying to kick his decades-old habit, despite having a heart attack in 1994.


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