Hollywood has had a major role in glamorizing tobacco products, but that promotion came at a cost. The Marlboro Man, another Marlboro Man, John Candy, Babe Ruth, Marilyn Monroe . . . the list goes on and on. Create a graveyard for all the stars who died from tobacco-related diseases.
Determine your message, location, and date. Make a list of supplies you will need, including paper, paint, tape, cardboard, and scissors. Don’t forget to get permission to display your graveyard.
Put your ideas into actions. Create tombstones with information about the various celebrities Big Tobacco has taken from us.
- Collect cardboard.
- Get a list of celebrities who used tobacco (dead or alive) from http://cre.ucsc.edu/docs/AOD/ Click on the SmokingCelebrities.pdf (You will need Adobe to open it.) or check out www.whyquit.com/whyquit/notables.html.
- Let your local media and No Limits know about your event ahead of time.
Words of Wisdom:
- Create more than tombstones. Include trees, fences, and an entry sign.