A new series of graphic anti-smoking television advertisements, which depict a tumor growing from the end of the cigarette as it is being smoked, has hit the airwaves in the UK. According to The Telegraph, the commercials are the first anti-smoking ads released by the British government in eight years and will inform smokers that just 15 cigarettes are enough to cause a mutation that could ultimately lead to the formation of cancerous tumors.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
It’s not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.
Vaccine Infographic by Leon Farrant.
I often speak with patients who tell me that they do not wish to be vaccinated because they do not see the point, that it is a farce, that it can cause autism (it does not), despite educating and informing them of the reasons behind it.
In the same way that people who did not grow up during the great wars of the mid-twentieth century have little frame of reference as to what the toll of total war can be, neither can a newer generation of people who have never seen the effects of polio, smallpox, and measles ravage humanity. For many people in the developed world, these are just distant, faded memories captured in the pages of medical textbooks.
I sincerely hope that the understanding of why we vaccinate does not become lost over time, that people need not fall victim to these preventable diseases; otherwise, the suffering, the challenges, and the research that went into developing these vaccines were all for nothing.
Don’t lie to the flowchart.