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Scaring the Smoker
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Scaring the Smoker

How far should we go?

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Published: November 13, 2010


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(40) Anonymous, November 29, 2010 8:53 PM

Anyone trying to quit check out the book Alan Carrs Easy Way to Quit Smoking . You need to read the entire book to the end. , I have tried for years to stop . Changing my mind about what it dose for me which is nothing made me quit and im celebrating that.. Gaphics and scare tactics did not help me to quit. .

(39) Keith, Woking. UK, November 22, 2010 12:06 AM

"I Agree.......BUT......"

As you will see above, I live in the UK & over here they already have "graphic" images of diseased lungs, throat cancers, a corpse & various other images & messages on our cigarette packets. Let me be totally honest with you & say that I do still smoke... I also believe strongly in HaShem.. Rabbi, I do agree with you that smoking is indeed harmful & can be deadly......BUT.....in my case & also in the case of many that I know who still smoke, the images make absolutely no difference whatsoever in being an aid to stopping.. We know the dangers & yet due to the very nature of smoking & especially the reasons WHY we started smoking in the first place, those pictures have little or even no effect in causing us to stop.. Is smoking of G-d?.. No, of course not so obviously the best thing to do is to stop & that is why I personally am turning to HaShem to take over & help.. I can hear some saying "Surely, it's up to you!".. "Yes...& No".. is my answer to that.. G-d is far morer patient with us than we are with ourselves - or others are, for that matter.. "Others" haven't lived my life & know what stresses I have been under - G-d DOES know, & that's why He is infinitely more patient with each of us than we ever thought of being!!.. Thank G-d for that.. He has been sorting out various other more important things in me first (eg. being massively overweight - & with His help have now lost around 50 kilos).. Smoking is the next thing to go, once I reach my target weight.... As for the adverts on the cigarette packets --- "Forget it!".. They just make you feel sick & carry on smoking.... Conclusion: "HaShem is the answer, the Remedy, the Healer" - not pictures!.... Shalom... Keith :)

(38) naomi, November 20, 2010 4:44 PM

totally agree! btw like the cashmere!

(37) J, November 19, 2010 11:14 AM

# 30 Brilliant! Can someone explain to me???

Normally in any developed country a person killing another, whether directly or indirectly, purposely or by mistake goes into jail -period. Then WHY ARE CIGARETTES BEEN PRODUCED AND MARKETED IN THE 21ST CENTURY?? I mean no one is prosecuting any of these companies producing and marketing tobacco, which are knowingly killing more people than any terrorist would ever dream to. There are tens of food products and by/products which yearly removed from retailers shelves; if there is even as little as 0,001 % chance it will harm public's health. How about removing a product with 90% chances of killing you?? I mean I cant possibly find an answer..!!??? Could it be that the US government is deadly scared of this mafia?? Cant they see judge and act upon these assassins? As for commentators who think that at 18 you are old enough to decide for yourself, well then just ask yourselves why would anyone, specially a teenager embark on a deadly habit in the first place. Do we really have as much free choice as we think we do? I think the "push" of graphic pictures will help. The most successful campaign I'd ever heard of is, as my friend from Australia informed me; Aussie government regulated a minimum of 20 dollars per pack of cigarettes. And apparently, it's working wonders. And how comes rabbis do not come forward with some sort of psak???!!! They are posking on the most ridiculous issues at times and are totally neglecting the life threatening ones at others??

(36) jack Griffith, November 18, 2010 9:53 PM

i agree with you

I think we need it because my freinds grate grandmother never smoked or drank and she is 92 right now. Also Cigarettes cost money and if your addicted you might spend money on cigarettes instead of your family.

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