Tuesday, May 31, 2011

World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day

31 May 2011
On 31st May each year WHO celebrates World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce consumption. Tobacco use is the second cause of death globally (after hypertension) and is currently responsible for killing one in 10 adults worldwide.
The World Health Assembly created World No Tobacco Day in 1987 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and its lethal effects. It provides an opportunity to highlight specific tobacco control messages and to promote adherence to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Tobacco use is the number one preventable epidemic that the health community faces.
from WHO website

And there some of the picture from Google image search regarding smoking. Terrible, awful, toxic, and dangerous, yet, still so many people smoke and seems careless of the effect of the smoke to themselves or  anyone near them. Second hand smoke can be dangerous too. 

Once I read about a mother that pass away of lungs cancer, the doctor suspect she has been a smoker for years, but she didn't even have one. Her husband did. 

Imagine your son, daughter or anyone you love have to bear the consequences of smoking just because people surround them smoking. The process itself is not fun, they will suffer a difficulties in breathing, chest pain, and many more. Don't forget financial breakdown for the cost of hospitals and medication. Life is difficult enough, please don't make it more difficult.

A puff ruins many cells in your lungs, imagine having more. 

Yes you've got that awful cigarette smell, blackened teeth, lips, skin disorder, hair odor, clothing and many more. If you still can smell the smoke, the toxins still there. Research have proven 2 hours after you stop smoking, your clothes, hair and skin will still able to transfer the poison to those surround you that inhale the smell. Imagine young children and those you love that are fragile and need to be given a chance to live before all those toxic ruins their life. 

Allergy is the beginning, it can lead to asthma, and many more severe problems. Cancers in many different organs, infections in ear, nose, throat; during pregnancy it can lead to premature and or low birth weight and many problems ahead and some also found addiction in nicotine (yes, since little). So a child born with smoke surround them will have 50% chance of being a smoker too. So each generations can get worse and worse, where does it lead us to?

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