And these worrisome scenes get familiar and more familiar everyday. We need not go to Mexico or Mumbai to get horrified. Metro Manila is teeming with a burgeoning high school students billowing with pride their sticks slashed from their baon. The other alarming news is that “cancer is one of the greatest untold health crises of the developing world,” said Dr. Douglas Blayney, president-elect of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. “Few are aware that cancer already kills more people in poor countries than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined. And if current smoking trends continue, the problem will get significantly worse,” he added. Welcome the villain: tobacco smoking is the leading cause of cancer these days. Welcome more villains: tobacco companies are targetting the younger generation the way fast-foods are conditioning the young minds. So, this campaign is trying to slow down the trend:
Draw the line? I think we can. I start simple by taking my time to blog this. Thanks Zimm for those simple nudges to try to blog for something bigger than ourselves and our comfort or discomfort.