A new look on quitting smoking

A new look on quitting smoking

Chicago and many other areas have been taking a different approach when it comes to quitting smoking. They are changing the way that the message hits people by having a different type of commercial air and show people that there really are some serious consequences when it comes to smoking. I am an occasional smoker myself and I have to say, while the previous commercials never really made me think too much about quitting, these new ones seemed to really hit home. I’m sure that many would agree with me by saying, when the commercial is stuck in your head- it’s not as easy to pick up a cigarette without thinking about the devastating effects.

These commercials show the effects that smoking has had on real people. It shows people who have throat cancer and need to use a voice box. They tell you of how different your life is even if you fight the cancer, but must use a voice box for the rest of your life. The commercials show people in the hospital who are really dying from cancer. One man that really had me thinking, stated that he was only smoking for 3 years and he developed throat cancer. This made me wise to the myth that smoking only has these types of effects if you’re a smoker for many years.

I do have hope that these commercials may hit home with the younger generation- as they are starting up this habit at such young ages. Maybe it will help us smokers to see the reality of what smoking will do to us and how much risk we face when lighting up a cigarette.