Letters to the Editors

In response to Peter Jaworski and Chris Watt’s Features article “Warning: Scaring the Life out of Smokers,” I question the degree of concern many Queen’s students have for their own long-term health. It is disheartening for me to see people making a joke out of cigarette warning labels which represent the truth about the addiction, truths that may personally affect many Queen’s students in years to come.

I am not suggesting that smokers are unaware or ignorant about the consequences of their smoking, I am merely questioning the motivation in ridiculing these consequences and am interested in what personal effect, if any, these warning labels have for students. The comments in the article suggest to me that the effect smoking has on the looks of Queen’s students is of more importance than their long-term health. Somebody please argue otherwise and tell me I am wrong. If these warning labels have no impact on smokers, I would like to know what does.

Projects like “Leave the Pack Behind” can help smokers trying (or not trying) to quit, those who have quit, and for those who have never smoked. contact us at 533-6000, ext.77763 or visit our website at www.leavethe packbehind.org.

Suelyn Jackman

Program Coordinator,

Leave the Pack Behind

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