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Jtube: Thank You for Smoking

Jtube: Thank You for Smoking

How do we teach children to be independent thinkers without promoting false values?

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Visitor Comments: 19

(18) Nurse Louise, June 12, 2012 5:53 PM

smoking is everyone's business

Smoking is a bad example to others(especially children). It causes the smoker to be less alert because his brain is not able to use all the oxygen that is normally available when he breathes. It raises insurance premiums. It causes sadness to family and friends when the smoker dies earlier. It lowers the voice of women causing them to sound like men ( permanently). It causes the death of innocent non-smokers who breathe in second-hand smoke. It does not occur in the lifestyle of the descendants of Ya' acob in the Tanakh.

(17) Filipe Oliveira, June 12, 2012 5:52 PM

Personal Responsability

People must be responsible for their actions, good or bad. I smoke 20 cigarettes a day (Marlboro red, not the weak stuff). Am I going to die sooner? Maybe, But that's my own decision, and not anyone else's, and it's not anyone's business but mine. Let people make their own choices. If they screw up, it's their own fault.

Anonymous, October 22, 2012 6:06 AM

to filipe

i give you all the permission in the world to kill your self, but once you start harming others with your second hand smoke, thats when i draw the line and say that NO YOU CANT SMOKE!!! You can do what you want till it affects others. And smoking affects other people!

(16) c, June 12, 2012 5:51 PM

feel free to ask

"lo habayshan lamed"-pirkei avot we have to get our kids to ask questions and not be afraid to ask them. a kid should feel that he knows something not because he was tought but because he asked and he "bought" the answer himself, and look up to those people who answerd his questions and didnt make him feel "dumb" for asking.

(15) Miss Manna, June 12, 2012 5:50 PM

teach children to make good choices by showing them the way...

Interesting! very good film clip. Teaching children these days? You need to show them the "Proof". Or they do take the word of authority, even if there wrong, or teach something that is not totally acurate. its up to parents, the main teachers, to help our children think for themselves. To ask quesitons, why? To make sure that they are not being misled. THis clip shows the evil inclination that this Man was saying, he was sujesting that the child try smoking to really see if it is bad. Just like the serpent says to eve in Gad eden, hey eve, why not try it, you wont die. She did die, but he wasnt exactly telling the whole truth. THings may look and taste good at first, but they also may be harmfull to your health long term.aka cancer, leading to death. We need to teach by example, lead by example, and show our children why we say what we say. There is a reason for everything. and we need to teach our children that, not just the good in life will be put before us, but also the bad. and it is up to us to choose good or bad, but for everything we do and choose, there is either a blessing that follows after or a curse. teach children to think for themselves and choose for themselves, even if they get sick, make mistakes, eat the wrong food, eventually they will learn, even if it had nasty consequences. Thats life here on earth. thank you.

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