Yesterday, I was flipping through my daughter's magazines in search of hair photos for the upcoming cut & color.
I noticed an awful lot of Cigarette Ads.
I found this disheartening. What a shame. What happen to our trying to stop our beautiful young people from smoking?
It is a terrible habit. It is smelly and unhealthy. (You think?). Why on earth would these magazines start running cigarette ads again? I remember the end of cigarette commercials and I really thought we stopped the magazine ads. I do not remember seeing one in years. I found two full page ads in this months InStyle Magazine. Are they saying that smoking is "in Style"?
I smoked for a few years. Between 21 and 24 I believe I smoked a enough for a lifetime. It wasn't pretty.
I have many friends that still smoke. That's fine. They are adults, it should be their choice. It is difficult enough for them to find a place that they are allowed to smoke as it is banned in so many places. I promise you they would not have started had they known how dangerous they are when they started. We only knew that it could be "dangerous if pregnant". Everything is dangerous when your pregnant so, as long as we were not pregnant, no biggie.
My daughters have chosen not to smoke. Neither of their parents do and they were not brought up in a smoker's home. I am proud that they have chosen not to partake in this unhealthy, smelly, and expensive habit. They have many friends that do. Which again I find baffling given the amount of information that is out there informing them of the dangers.
So seriously. What is up with the advertisements? I really don't get it.