An internet poll conducted by an independent website Care2 has some very interesting results in their basket full of non-profit polls and quizzes.
In their: Who's to blame for the health problems faced by smokers in this country? (CLOSED) the Poll Results gathered from 1,184 respondents are as follow:
39% Equally to blame
18% Smokers completely to blame
17% Smokers mostly to blame
16% Tobacco companies mostly to blame
10% Tobacco companies completely to blame
Care2.com claims that they are the largest online community for people to make a difference in healthy and green living, human rights and animal welfare
Of course, online poll results are not validated proof of anything, but it definitely gives us an idea of what some people, denizens to be precise, think of the problem we are facing and in this matter with regards to prevalence of tobacco usage.
However, no matter hard we try to prove ourselves with these polls and surveys, focusing our blame on individuals or certain groups is as good as washing our hands by pointing fingers and this IMO won't solve anything.
The more finger we point at others, the more fingers will point back to us.
This is what I think Utusan has done in their 3 day long special report.
Utusan says it's the problem with enforcement and that the weaknesses in enforcing the rules and regulations makes the perpetrators puff everywhere they like until all the "smoke gets to your eyes."
Well what about early education. Yeah...school education -- the whole system, the one that has gotten 'us' from worse to rotten -- the root of the matter. Not that anybody is to be relinquished of any blame on this matter, but somebody has do something. At least I'm doing my bit here... haa... I'm relieved!
You can read the final Utusan report (day 3) by clicking on the pics above.
p/s If you're wondering what the "blame it on the pony express" in the title of this entry means -- it's a song title by Johnny Johnson & His Bandwagon. Check it out here
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