PSA Compares Kids Playing Tackle Football To Smoking

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PSA Compares Kids Playing Tackle Football To Smoking 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:34 pm

A new public service announcement compares the potential dangers of playing tackle football to smoking.

“Tackle football is like smoking,” a youthful voice-over says as a smiling, motherly type lights a cigarette for one of the pre-teen players. “The younger I start, the longer I’m exposed to danger.”

The PSA is called \"Tackle Can Wait\" and is part of a campaign by the Concussion Legacy Foundation.

“Tackle football is really a man’s game, and it’s incredibly dangerous to the developing brain,” CLF co-founder Chris Nowinski says in a video accompanying the ad .

“We now have the data that show that playing youth tackle football and developing CTE is correlated in a very similar way to smoking, and developing lung cancer,” Nowinski said. “We’re trying to help parents visualize that those two things are equally bad: Letting your kid smoke and letting your kid play tackle football are both bad ideas.”

Via Jimmy Golen/Associated Press

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Re: PSA Compares Kids Playing Tackle Football To Smoking 

Post#2 » by TheCage4 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:56 am

New TD celebration: Little Johnny scores and immediately lights one up, takes a huge drag and proceeds to stub out the lit butt on the football while blowing smoke in the refs face!

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