Warning:"Cigarette Smoking Is Dangerous To Your Health".. these phrases can be found in cigarette packs.If so why is it that we continue using products that is proven harmful to our lungs?
Oct 3, 2008 3:18 PM
Answers · 6
Addiction? Peer pressure? I've never tried them, but I'm a bit of a health nut anyway. You could ask the same thing of alcohol as well, but it's just something people do.
October 3, 2008
I think we do that for the same reason we wage wars when everyone knows their disastrous effects and for the same reason we keep judging people by their appearance rather than by their moral values and their contribution to the common good of their fellows even though we are all taught that " L'habit ne fait pas le moine :(The clothes don't make the Priest)" and "Don't judge a book by its cover. Maybe it has something to do with our 'evil' side. A philosopher (i forgot his name) once said that people are basically bad this is why so many prophets were sent to set things right. Another reason that i may think of is the fact that smoking is usually seen as an acceptable way for being accepted by one's peers, a way to show that one is no longer a young teenager and that one is like the father or older people in one's vicinity. It means those who smoke want to be treated and seen as adults and mature persons. I can also add the fact that those phrases we see on cigarette packs are only there to make the "ministries of health" happy. They are not meant to deter people from smoking. Just think about the size of the warning! It is so unnoticeable when it is compared to the giant posters displaying famous actors, top models or other celebrities joyfully puffing on their cigarettes. The role of media is also paramount in this respect: Films, magazines, books, TV, etc.. are, unfortunately, badly influencing youngsters and presenting a biased view of smoking. It is true that there are efforts to show the public the detrimental effects of cigarettes but they fall short of fully convincing smokers to give up smoking.
October 4, 2008
Smoke cigarettes is an addiction like drugs and alcohol. People smoke because they feel strees or depression maybe.
October 3, 2008
If the phrase was 'Smoking reduces blood flow and may cause impotence.', more people will stop smoking. Smoking could be just something but secondhand smoke really matters.
October 5, 2008
want to keep healthy ,please stop smoking cigarette . cigarre can make you go to see the god earlier than you expected , can cause many dieases for example cancer .
October 5, 2008
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