Here’s a video you might discuss in your health classes. From Thailand (with sub-titles), it’s billed as one of the best anti-smoking ads ever. And indeed, it was highly effective in increasing the number of telephone inquires by Thais wanting to quit smoking
The video shows the reaction of young adults (and teens), when approached by a child asking for a light for a cigarette. The adults kindly refuse and discuss the many reasons why a child shouldn’t smoke.
The child then passes the adult a note that asks: “You worry about me. But why not about yourself? Reminding yourself is the most effective warning to help you quit. Call 1600 hotline to quit smoking.”
While the ad seems targeted towards adults, children should like it too. It shows children being the role models and also playing a “trick” on adults – but for a good health-related reason.
Dick Moss, Editor,
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