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D.A.R.E Essay

D.A.R.E.- Define Access Respond Evaluate

D.A.R.E.- Drug Abuse Resistance Education

This year in D.A.R.E. I have learned many things that will help me and my family stay away from drugs and alcohol. Like even though my family knows that smoking can cause lung cancer or can kill someone with second-hand smoke but I bet that they did not know how much tar they get in their lungs in a year or how smoking makes your skin age faster. They probably did not know that smokers have more colds and upper breathing problems like a few people I know.

I have also learned that not all kids do drugs. 93% of eighth graders do not smoke and 85% of eighth graders do not drink. So by the results I know that it is not cool to do drugs. Drugs are not cool for one reason and that is because they can really hurt someone. I know many people who smoke and drink, unfortunately some of them are kids and some are teenagers I just hope that they would see that it is not cool or healthy to smoke

I have also learned about Mr. Dip lip is a  doll that our D.A.R.E teacher brought in.Mr. Dip lip uses tobacco in his lip. Did you know that by putting tobacco in your lip can get your tongue cut off.When we observed it I noticed the lip was cut, the teeth were yellow, the gums looked disgusting. But that is what dip will do. I learned that the people who make dip used to put fiber glass in dip so it could easily get into the bloodstream. Dip destroys the mouth. I know a few people who used and use dip. I wish they wouldn’t after what I have learned I am trying my best to keep people I know and people I meet off of dip.

Did you know that it is illegal to sell tobacco to anyone under the age of 18. Also smokers have more colds and upper respiratory problems. Cigarettes contain nicotine, a powerful substance that cause addiction.Also there are more than 200 know poisons in tobacco.From that over 400,000 people die each year.

When in D.A.R.E. I also learned about smoking Suzie. Smoking Suzie is a doll that was made to show us the affects of smoking. I think that smoking Suzie was very helpful because I did not know all the affects of smoking, like how much tar you get in your lungs a year.

Another thing that will always help you is the D.A.R.E rules.

1. Raise your hand so that only one person speaks at a time.

2. Be positive and respectful. A put down  can hurt feelings.

3. Observe and use the quiet signal.


3 responses

  1. emily drummond

    Forgot pass word ugggğggggg¡!!!!!!¡!!!!!!!!!! Tired also zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    December 2, 2011 at 2:08 am

  2. fyi this is ashlee j. 🙂

    March 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm

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