cigarette smoking

March 29, 2007 1:02pm CST
When my oldest daughter began smoking cigarettes several years ago, her best friend Pam told her she should quit so she would live longer. Last year, Pam obtained her drivers' licence and subsequently died in a car crash. My point in this story is: Are we as a Society focusing our efforts in the right direction?Why do we teach our children not to smoke or drink then toss them the car keys and send them out to die? World Health Organization statistics say that cars are the number one cause of death between the ages of 16 and 24. While I am not promoting cigarette smoking, I am suggesting we concentrate our energy in more important areas. What do you think?
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@Jennifer21 (2476)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Yes, I definetelly agree, worst part of it all is that my parents didn't even teach me to drive at all, but the sure told me not to smoke. I had quite a few accidents, luckily none fatal. And I am sorry to hear about your daughter. You have an excellent point.