Daily Prompt: Blogger With a Cause
If your day to day responsibilities were taken care of and you could throw yourself completely behind a cause, what would it be?
My major concern at this stage is to try to discourage smoking. This addiction takes away many lives every year. There are ads that specifically makes humans aware of how dangerous it is to smoke. Those who smoke perhaps don’t even read those ads or probably feel not everyone gets cancer because of smoking.
I know a number of people who have died from lung cancer. I’d like to take some time to educate little kids who smoke. Because they’ve seen older kids smoking they do not understand the danger of smoking, maybe in their minds they think it’s okay it won’t hurt.
I had a little boy in my class who started smoking at a very young age, when he was in my class I noticed his fingers were yellow. a little nine year old who had no idea how much harm he was causing his body. When I asked him the question, he simply denied. I had him sit next to my desk to do his work, and had a careful conversation with him.
During our conversation he admitted smoking, he told me he was given cigarettes by the older kids. By the time I knew him it seemed to me he was already addicted to smoking, there was no chance of turning him around.
I want to alert the kids about the dangers of smoking. I’d make sure they know there is always a danger of getting lung cancer. I’d get some videos where they show the condition of the lungs before and after smoking. I’ve seen them it’s very scary.
To me this is the most important cause.