I constantly talk to teens about pot and always try to give them a balanced look at the issues. Yet, no matter if pot smoke is better or worse for you than cigarettes, more peacemaking or less peacemaking, non-dangerous or dangerous…it is still illegal. I do not want teens ruining their lives because they are caught with marijuana on them.
Here are a few non-health class reasons not to smoke pot, which, I believe, appeal more to their interests. -I always stress to girls the aging effects of smoking. I spoke to a group of 16 year-olds about ‘anti-partying’ and gave them my reasons not to smoke (they were shocked, because they had not heard that before) -At a prestigious internship interview, a friend got offered the job. Yet, when the company asked if he would be willing to take a drug test, he knew he couldn’t pass and the company took back the offer. You never know when you might get drug tested. -Gives you lip wrinkles. -The smoke makes your teeth yellow -Many teens have heard about “whiskey dick” which makes it difficult for men to get an erection while drunk. There is also “stoner softie” with the same problem. -Makes you taste bad when you kiss. -Make allergies worse. -You never know who is going to take an incriminating picture and post it somewhere, or use it against you later.