Smoking makes you look old and ugly.
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Smoking makes you look old and ugly.

2005-05-20-smoking.JPGAprilage Development Inc, a branch of William Shatner’s Toronto based company C.O.R.E., has designed a software program that shows you two images of what you will look like in 20 years; one as a smoker, the other as a non-smoker. They call the software The Amazing Aging Machine.
Aprilage recently visited a middle school in Buffalo to participate in the school’s anti-tobacco program and it seems like they made an impression. Kids generally don’t care about long-term health effects of smoking. They’re too young to make the connection and plus smoking is really cool. However, if you appeal to their vanity, they might actually pay attention.
Apart from scaring kids by showing what will happen to their face if they smoke, The Amazing Aging Machine has some side benefits as well. For example, if you’re thinking of marrying someone but just aren’t sure how they’ll hold up in the looks department it can give you a glimpse of your future before you have to live it.
This Amazing Aging Machine is available for all to use at the Ontario Science Centre, but it works best on kids.
picture courtesy of buffalo news.

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