Saturday, August 25, 2012

Experiences with Tobacco

I grew up disliking cigarettes. Then, I grew to not like tobacco and other drugs. I can't help, but frown or cough a bit when I notice a puff of smoke or cigarette package. I don't even like using drugs for medicinal purposes, which was probably why I got sick a lot and for a long time.

My disliking for cigarettes caused me to not want to be around it. I don't care who smokes: I don't want the person smoking near me, anybody else, or even that person to smoke. I remembered one time my grandpa was at my house and my grandpa is a smoker and he started to light the cigarettes in the our home. I got uncomfortable immediately. I don't remember all the details, but my grandpa ended up going outside and I locked him out because I didn't want him to come back and smoke. I got in trouble for doing that. I also got a strand of my hair cut off as punishment. That strand of hair took forever to grow out and it was so noticeable!

I don't like it when people litter the ground, especially with cigarettes or whatnot. I remembered one time I was with one of my cousins and at that time she was toddler. We were walking around a plaza and all of a sudden my toddler cousin grabbed a cigarette from the ground and put it in her mouth. I immediately took the cigarette out of her hand and made sure that she did not grab that cigarette again. I would hate for a child or anybody else to be exposed to cigarettes at such a young age, especially since its an addictive and harmful product.

I guess I was always wanted to do something about tobacco, so I became involved in Thumbs up! Thumbs Down!, which allows me to review movies based on tobacco content and portrayal. I like being involved in it because I know a lot of people say that hate something or whatever but not actually do anything about it, I don't want to be one of those people who never do anything about it.

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