Did anyone really think a little bit of smoking was OK? The new report released by the Surgeon General focuses on the damage just one cigarette can do…can you say scare tactics? Although I do believe that the more information out there about the dangers of smoking to deter people is good, this is a bit over the top. Maybe they are hoping that this will deter kids from trying even one cigarette, but isn’t the danger part of the fun? Wake up people! Smoking has always been bad for you and those around you so this isn’t new. It only serves to drive home the message: Don’t start smoking and quit NOW! Will anyone who is tempted to start or already smoking listen?
The new report also plays up the cardiovascular risks of smoking and if you have been reading or watching any news at all, you already know that smoking makes cardiovascular disease worse. Blood tests can help look for tumor markers and signs of lung cancer letting you know if you’re already headed down the path to disaster, but research has already found that images of disease ridden lungs doesn’t deter smokers. This new report may not make a bit of difference to those who are committed to smoking, or even just trying it. It isn’t clear how many of you are on the fence about smoking: Should I or shouldn’t I? Either you smoke and can’t quit or want to try it or you don’t. Maybe this will make people stop and think about risking their children’s or spouse’s health by smoking that one cigarette, but if they don’t care today, why will tomorrow be any different?
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