This Gamer Opened Up an Anti-Smoking Clinic in Minecraft

 - Mar 9, 2014
References: nonsmoking.se & psfk
An anti-smoking clinic has opened up in Minecraft to prevent youth from smoking while playing video games. The clinic was started by Swedish organization ‘A Non Smoking Generation’ and is labeled as a "fear clinic."

While the term fear clinic seems like it would have a negative connotation, it actually aims to prevent smoking from users of the game. Minecraft is hugely popular, so the reach for the clinic is much larger than it would be in almost any other game. Also the anti-smoking clinic shows the versatility of Minecraft and the variety of users.

The reason A Non Smoking Generation decided to create a fear clinic is to help young Swedes talk about their fears, which a study showed is one of the biggest reason they pick up cigarettes. Rather than hiding behind the cigarette, the anti-smoking clinic provides a safe place for youth to air their concerns.