This is such an interesting article, Joel. Most of us were duped by these campaigns. It is vital we teach our children the truth. My son's school is doing a drug free campaign. Just yesterday my Billy entered a poster contest. His masterpiece was all about NOT SMOKING. He even plugged in whyquit.com (with his Mom's help) Lets hope he comes in first place. Either way he is a winner, as long as he understands smoking for what it is, how addictive a drug it is and how it destroys!
" To kids who have not started yet, help them understand how you were once hooked and how hard it was to stop. The easiest way to avoid the health implications is to never start smoking. You can't change your smoking history, but you can help influence your childrens to avoid the same trap you were once trapped in. "