Thursday, May 31, 2012

you can't light that!

HURRAY for non smokers! Cheers to health! today is World No Tobacco Day!

Created in 1987 by the member states of the World Health Organization and celebrated around the world every 31st of May, it is meant to encourange a 24 hour abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption.

I wonder how smokers would feel in knowing that today - being World No Tobacco Day - Dubai has banned the sales of tobacco for 24 hours.

"The move is aimed at spreading awareness about the dangers of cigarette smoking and to make people think about the dangers of tobacco consumption, as it kills millions of people and affects public health," the UAE daily Gulf News quoted Redha Salaman, Director of Public Health and Safety Department at Dubai Municipality as saying. 

A colleague of mine smokes I guess every fifteen minutes and admittedly said that he can go a whole day without eating but not without smoking - I wonder what he would do if he ran out of cigarrette sticks, I imagine worst withdrawal symptoms like sweating while feeling the chills!

ash trays with fresh flowers are th common symbol for World No Tobacco Day

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