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Content of this poster:
Friends (TOP LEFT)
Friends are an important part of our lives. The choices that
they make can affect the choices that we make, as we want
to keep them as our friends. Happiness comes from being with
friends, even though we chose not to drink or smoke like them.
Sometimes it means losing a friendship, but it’s better
than losing your life!
Family (CENTRE LEFT)
Families play a big role in your life by the choices that
they have made. Parents that smoke may know that it is bad
and they don’t want their kids to smoke, or drink. Some
parents may have consequences if their child smokes or drinks.
Coaches (BOTTOM LEFT)
Coaches want the best for their athletes. They try to influence
you to not drink or smoke because it is better for your body.
They know that smoke and alcohol won’t help you to be
a better gymnast.
Media (TOP RIGHT)
The media is a great place to influence young female gymnasts
to smoke or not to smoke, drink or not drink. The girl’s
favorite characters can be making good choices and they might
want to be like them. Singers and world famous gymnasts could
set examples for them.
Fun cartoons are a great way to get the message out, such
as these examples. The drawings are showing what smoking can
do to a person over time. Also catchy phrases can stay in
one’s head so they will subconsciously remember it when
put in a situation like smoking or drinking.
The Simpsons I think is a bad choice to model after. Although
Homer shows he is having fun he is still hurting his body.
He is setting a bad example for young girls.
Side Effects (BOTTOM CENTRE)
Some side effects can cost you your gymnastics life style.
You can lose concentration and injure yourself. Another side
effect is that you can get tired very easily and not be able
to perform at your fullest.