posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 11:58 PM
Oh goodness.. So does this mean that simply passing countless new laws and telling kids No 20,000 times doesn't work? I'm shocked. So many would just
be speechless at the mere suggestion. After all, doesn't passing laws solve everything?
I have a suggestion for how to make a real difference but the same people who think passing laws actually solves a thing will be the ones to scream
the loudest against it. Take kids at a certain grade level and I'd suggest 5th or at the VERY latest, 6th and give them some hard education.
Take them two places. First, the morgue, Not to see a body... too many would think that was cool. No, just as one heck of a dramatic and somehow
fitting place to see physical examples of lungs after a lifetime of smoking. Not pictures or videos..but the real thing and several of them so no one
can tell themselves it was a one off, isolated example. Plenty of bodies are donated to 'science' or available to higher education facilities. Use
that part of some and make that happen as a shock treatment BEFORE most smoke.
Second, take them through an Oncology ward to visit with the lung cancer patients that are willing to for the cause. make it small groups at a time,
so there is no chance to fade into the background or make jokes and ignore the reality of the situation.
If we're serious about the smoking problem, laws aren't the answer and neither are taxes. They never were. Education is...and REAL education. Not
propaganda. Just the hard, smelly and deeply disturbing reality of it at the end. I'll bet we see smoking among the NEXT generation drop to single
digit percentages and the one after THAT to almost 0. It just takes a strong stomach from educators and lawmakers to make it happen, IMHO.
on 8-3-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)