In the pursuit to make Malaysia a non-smoking nation, the Ministry of health Malaysia has come up with this poster.
When I first saw this poster, I was doing my Community Medicine posting. I felt really disturbed when I saw this poster. Instead of trying to read the prints, I was thinking to myself: "Is there a freak show circus going on this town that features this creature?"
I didn't think at all to read that the poster was how a human's body could end up after many years of smoking.
And when Little Aleya saw this poster in the hospital the other day she asked me:
"Ni manusia ke apa ni? (Is this human or what?)