By: Alex Hettinger
I thought D.A.R.E. was going to be fun.It was fun, it was just those black T-shirts we had to wear every Thursday.Even on really hot days.If everybody wore there shirts ,we still did not want to go out side for extra recess.
Most people don’t know what D.A.R.E. means. If you do not know what D.A.R.E. means it means:
D -Drugs OR D – Define
A -Abuse A – Assess
R – Resistance R – Respond
E – Education E – Evaluate
Some of the things I learned in D.A.R.E. are that smocking is really bad for you.It can turn your teeth yellow ,Cause breathing problems, you may have colds or upper respiratory problems.Also it can cause heart disease and the most common is lung cancer.
Tobacco is one other thing that is bad.First thing it is illegal to sell tobacco to anyone oder the age of 18. It has more than 200 poisons in it.More than 400,000 people die each year from tobacco -related causes.Also when you use tobacco you may become dehydrated.
Oh,I should mention all the things Deputy Thomas brought into class. Like Smoking Suzie and Mr. Dip Lip.They were so funny.When Deputy Thomas bought in Mr. Dip Lip he had me put my finger on Mr. Dip Lips tongue and then Deputy Thomas let go of his mouth and Mr. Dip Lip bit me.
My pledge is to never smoke or to chew tobacco because I never want to look older than I am and I do not want my teeth to turn yellow.Also I don’t want more than 200 poisons inside me.So that is my pledge.