This year in D.A.R.E. I learned a lot. Before I started doing D.A.R.E. I really didn’t know what could happen to you if you started smoking or even drinking. I thought anyone could do it and nothing could happen to you.
First, I learned what could happen to you if you make bad decisions like starting to smoke or drinking or even hanging around people that had been smoking or that are smoking at that minute. I learned that if you smoke you could get lung cancer, mouth cancer, bladder cancer, heart cancer, and a lot more different cancers to name.
Being around people that are smoking or that had smoked before is bad for you and your body. If you see one of your friends smoking you are going to want to start smoking because you probably think that it’s cool. They will ask for a cigarette and start smoking, and they will get addicted so you will want to start smoking too. It is also bad if you are around someone that is smoking because you can get sick even though you are not the one smoking. It is called second hand smoke. It is bad because you are breathing in smoke that other people have smoked. It’s disgusting.
I also learned that there is this thing called nicotine in cigarettes that is addictive and make you keep smoking your whole life even though it is bad for you.
Also, if you start smoking it would be harder to do sports because you would be so tired, you might have a bad cough, or you might have asthma so you couldn’t run as fast as you did when you didn’t smoke.
Learning everything that could happen to you if you start smoking or even drinking is sad. When I see people on the sidewalk or in their cars’ smoking, I really want to tell them to stop and tell them what could happen to them. I bet that you didn’t know that you could even start smoking for a week and then die the next.
I have also learned about abuse. You could get abused by strangers or your best friend. It’s sad to hear that someone got abused by their favorite person in the world.
I promise that I will never make bad decisions in my lifetime and to always think before I do something.