The Truth Doesn’t Help
The Truth anti-smoking campaigns? Make me want to smoke.
Smokers are being huddled and shuffled and hidden from plain view. We have to save the children! Because you are too stupid to know that inhaling smoke might hurt you. And what is the great tool to save us from smoking? Showing us people who are smoking. And making them look like homeless people or on the verge of death. Because that’s the truth, right?
You know what would be awesome? If some religious nuts put together an anti-sex campaign. And it showed ugly homeless people doing it wrong. And then people with STD’s or too many babies can tell us it was all fun and games until reality hit. And now they are telling us the truth. Holy cow, I just got myself hyped up to see something that will never be. Now I am sad. . .
My opinion on why most people actually quit smoking? Not try to quit because it looks fancy, but actually really quit? Mostly for a personal reason, family members or a new girlfriend or boyfriend. Showing me some lady with her throat removed impersonating Darth Vader does nothing. By the time you are 5 you know what smoking does.
And every time you buy a pack of smokes it says 23 times that you are going to die. So thanks public announcements, you are the only ones reminding me what a cigarette is and that people smoke. And that homeless people are gross and do bad things.