Tomorrow is…

World No Tobacco day 2012


It’s a good cause.

Interesting to see such a strong involvement from India this year.


World No Tobacco Day 2012: Tobacco industry interference

Tobacco use continues to be the leading global cause of preventable death. It kills nearly 6 million people every year through cancer, heart disease, respiratory diseases, childhood diseases and others. It also causes hundreds of billions of dollars of economic losses worldwide every year. Over the course of the 21st century, tobacco use could kill up to a billion people unless urgent action is taken. The action we need to take is laid out in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). So far, 173 nations (plus the European Union) have pledged to work together to implement the Convention. However, these tobacco control efforts are systematically opposed by the tobacco industry. In its efforts to derail or weaken strong tobacco control policies, tobacco industry interference takes many forms…

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As for me:

Hello Neil Whitfield!

Your Quit Date is: Monday, February 28, 2011 at 12:00:00 AM
Time Smoke-Free: 456 days, 20 hours, 8 minutes and 8 seconds
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 22842
Money Saved: $14,592.00

You’ve made it! A whole 15 months without a cigarette! In that time, you’ve successfully navigated the physical chaos of withdrawal, the emotional highs and lows of early quit, and the pitfalls of relapse!

Countless times you’ve refused the offered cigs. More times than that you’ve craved nicotine, but opted for health, instead. You’ve endured teasing, lack of support, and feeling uncomfortable and out of place among smokers. You may have had issues with weight, anger, tension or sadness, but still you stayed SMOKE-FREE!

Email from Quitnet 28 May 2012. Smile

And in case you are wondering: No, I do not hector my friends and neighbours about this. However, smoking is the single most idiotic thing I ever did!


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