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I didn’t know that non-smokers are not allowed to have opinions on this topic. It seems like if you’re not a smoker than you have no right to try and help those people who can’t counsel themselves to not to smoke. There are ppl that don’t have the will power to stay away from bad influences, but is it o.k to tell ppl that care abot their friends that because they have no experience in the issue that they’re not allowed to try and help a lost jew? Who put you in charge of the rules on smoking ettiquite? Are there any answers to this “old” trend?
My friend from the states says it disturbs her immensely to see young men who are destroying their lives with smoking. Not just any men, Bachurim! Men who are supposedly Bnei Torah, who in essence represent G-d, who we would hope would have their priorities straight! How painful to watch! Yes, it’s understandable that peer pressure exists in a Yeshiva Bachur’s circles, but such destructive peer pressure?
Glad to hear it. Its nice to know that America has done something right for its citizens even if this development has only come forth over the past few years.
About the adults smoking: and you wonder why we’ve seen such a breakdown in the younger society? As I said before: this had to have started somewhere it didn’t just happen over night. So why are we blaming the kids that they are causing a major issue and that its blown out of proportion in Israel? Hopefully we’ll see more success and awareness on the Israeli front so we’ll be able to abolish smoking in Israel just like in America.
Kaputsa,I’m glad to hear that other people are concerned about this issue like I am. I agree that people do have the need of an “outlet”, but I’m sure that there are other healthier and safer types of outlets. We all use them and they aren’t totally dangerous or disgusting. My question is what causes a person to start to smoke? Besides for being in a bad situation and being exposed to harmful things, how can we let so many people ruin thier lives and by so doing implying that its o.k. to smoke?
Yes people do have free choice and they definately have to accept the consequences, but who is guiding these souls and telling them what to use as a better outlet? Why does human society expect people to know everything of life from the minute they were born? We are here to help these people and by ignoring the issue or only thinking of how bad it is for you (which it is) is not (in my opion)the most appropriate or effective way to deal with this problem.