Thursday, 31 May 2012
Smoking like a chimney!
Back in the day, they used to advertise heavy on all mediums (TV,Radio, Print, Billboards) with the tiny inscriptions somewhere that says "Tobacco smoking is dangerous to your health". The inscription later changed to "Smokers are liable to die young". Then a body (either NCC or so) stopped them from advertising on traditional medium and they moved their advertizing to relaxation spots and clubs.
I used to remember how sexy and 'tush' the ads used to be.
I still remember "Ocean Drive" by Lighthouse Family when st. Mortitz used the song as theme for their ad.
Smoking was represented as being sexy and the 'in' thing. It was represented as being cool. Trust teens na, dem wan do anything wey dey cool.
Lots of teens start smoking to show they have arrived, that they now belong.
I remember i used to wish i could smoke too. Was too scared to try. Almost tried once but as i put the stick of cigarette to my lips, it was like i could see my dad frowning his face and holding a whip! Omo, i just comot the thing. Never had to guts to try again.
I had a friend in the Uni that always had a 'concrete' reason to smoke. When the weather is cold, he would smoke to warm himself up. When the weather is hot, he would smoke to cool himself down (can u imagine?)
I grew up thinking the act of smoking was a guy thing ONLY. Oh, how wrong i was!
The saying 'what a man can do.....................' rings true in this department as well. Women are not 'dulling'. They are matching their male counterparts in the 'bassing' circle. Chei, the rate some women smoke eh, u can pratically see their lungs shrivel!
Today is 'World No Tobacco Day' (We have a day for everything dont we?)
So if you are out there and still doing 10 sticks or more a day. Try and see if you can cut it to 5 stick a day and so on.
I know say na 1 thing go kill person but try not to use your hand bring that '1 thing' upon urself.
Even the people wey manufacture the thing don tell you say 'it is dangerous for your health'. So be wise!