As an individual, a family, a community, a nation, and a world, we have obligation to the well-being of ourselves, our family members, our community, our nation, and the world we live in. Why? Imagine if everyone in this world just does things however they like without considering the impact it will bring upon themselves and others, what would the world be like? We live in a very interconnected world today. Things that we do affect others and things that others do affect us, directly or indirectly.
In the context of these two links, which talk about E-cigarette, each effort is done by a different group such as the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and The American Lung Association. However, they are addressing similar issue. Both links aims at bringing awareness to the emergence of “electronic cigarette”, its unknown health consequences, and urging for FDA to regulate such product.
In the meanwhile, the post by Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids extends further to address the nearly a half million people who die as a consequence of tobacco usage and the over $150 billion healthcare cost we pay annually. Imagine if we can reduce that number of fatality and those expenses by helping others to love themselves and care for others, our world would be much better.