Just Say No
Are we turning the youth of America into hard-core addicts?
Attorney General Jeff Sessions channeling Nancy Reagan and Reefer Madness said Americans should “just say no” to drugs warning that much addiction starts with Marijuana. One hit of a doobie will lead innocent youth of American down that dark ugly path to addiction. As the 1937 movie “Assassin of Youth” warned : “A Puff -A Party -A Tragedy!”
Assassin of Youth….Drugs or Oreos?
But there lurks a more dangerous substance far more addicting and life habit-forming.
Who could forget a study from a few years back where researchers at Connecticut College warned that Oreo cookies were as addictive as cocaine- to lab rats.
A warning to parents: Keep the cookies away from the kids.
Concerned watchdogs have long kept an eye on substances corrupting the youth of America. Now we learned that the pull of that childhood cookie is as powerful as a line of cocaine. Now we know why the kid in the 1952 ad says “I wish I had a million Oreos!”
And if the little tyke grows up to smoke marijuana, those Oreos could come in mighty handy.
© Sally Edelstein and Envisioning The American Dream, 2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Sally Edelstein and Envisioning The American Dream with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.