Pubdate: Sat, 2 Jan 2010
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2010 Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Russell Barth
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk.


Have you seen these new Not4me anti-marijuana ads from the Harper
government? The ad implies that trying pot once will turn you into a
full-on drug fiend within days. This flies in the face of all science
on the subject, but since when were facts used in anti-drug ads? So
the kid just shrugs and goes back into the party ... ostensibly to eat
more junk food, quaff "energy drinks," and listen to L'il Wayne and
Snoop Dogg. Does anyone really think kids will believe this
fear-mongering balderdash? If this new ad campaign is anywhere near as
effective as its predecessors, we should see the number of teen drug
users increase at least 10% within the next few years.

Russell Barth, Ottawa

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