The World Health Organization (WHO) has chosen “tobacco industry interference” as the theme of the next World No Tobacco Day, which will take place on Thursday, 31 May 2012.
Their campaign will focus on the need to expose and counter the tobacco industry’s brazen and increasingly aggressive attempts to undermine the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) because of the serious danger they pose to public health. http://www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/2012/announcement/en/index.html
I applaud the work of the WHO for their continued work in trying to curb smoking and exposing Tobacco companies.
Tobacco continues to be a major cause for death and illness throughout the world and yet cigarettes are still sold over the counter at every corner store, supermarket and petrol station to name a few of the places they are available.
There are many less dangerous products that are not available without a prescription, why are cigarettes not sold by prescription only ? At least that way children would not be able to start smoking so easily in the first place and only those who really wanted to go to the trouble of smoking would continue, most other smokers would make more of an effort to quit. Especially if they had to be registered as a smoker / drug user in order to get your prescription for cigarettes.
With world no tobacco day on 31st May 2012 lets hope more people get wise to the damage caused by smoking and choose to become and remain Non-smokers.
A pack a day smoker spends around $6,500 to$7000 every year at todays prices, this adds up over the life of smoker to a substantial amount of money going up in smoke if they continued to smoke for the next ten years even if cigarettes didn’t go up in price they would be spending $65000.00 to $70000.00 they might as well just roll up a hundred dollar note or two every week and smoke it. Maybe that would be less damaging to their health?
Why not start saving your money and your health and consider quitting today while you still have a chance.