What Does This Say About Us?

The people in anti-smoking ads are getting younger and younger, losing teeth and having strokes and heart attacks in their forties, which is, I suppose, a more effective way of getting young people to not start smoking. But why wouldn’t it work to show people in their seventies with lung cancer that spread and became terminal, who want to see the adults their grandchildren would become, who feel like their adult children are still in need of their guidance, who simply don’t feel ready to die?

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