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Teens, Sex, and Cigarettes

We teach schoolchildren about sex and supply free condoms. So why don't we take the same approach to smoking?


(Illustration / Devon Bowman) Illustration / Devon Bowman
By Thomas M. Keane Jr.
December 11, 2005

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Imagine for a moment that we taught children about smoking the same way we teach them about sex. For the first few weeks, we'd discuss the mechanics: the various kinds of seeds, growing conditions, aging processes, and the like. Then we'd move onto personal issues. Some people, we'd explain, like cigarettes, others cigars. Some even chew their tobacco. (Full article: 748 words)

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