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Tobacco Education
  Must Do More Than Give Information,
 It Must Change Attitudes!

By:  Robert H. Meyers, Canyon Springs High School Teacher has students do parody of tobacco ads.
Moreno Valley, CA: rhmeyers@earthlink.net

Below is the assignment I use in class to inspire the tobacco ad parodies. It follows two days of lessons that
expose the dirty tricks tobacco companies use to lure kids into smoking.

I believe that getting kids angry about being duped is our best bet to fortify them against seduction. Constant
exposure to tobacco ads has conditioned them to associate tobacco use with "social prominence, distinction,
success, or sexual attraction." We have to change these attitudes, get kids to think of tobacco as gross and
uncool.

This is not easy. I smoked a pipe for about a year after high school because I thought it made me look older. I
enjoyed it, but it just became too much trouble. Now, of course, I don't think it's worth the risk; even so, on
occasion, I find myself following a pipe smoker around just to catch a few aromatic whiffs!

I doubt that anybody starts out saying "I want to be an addict, a pothead, an alcoholic, a junkie." We find
something that seems to satisfy a need -- for a while...

The conclusion for my tobacco-alcohol-drug unit, then, is a simple observation:

                                                 "You know you don't want all the crap that goes with it.

                                  So don't try it, you just might like it
                                                -- then what?"

If Tobacco Ads Really Told the Truth........
 
 

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