Friday, May 31, 2013

World No Tobacco Day


Dear students, 

Every 31st May we celebrate the World No Tobacco Day, which encourages a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of this drug.
Although tobacco selling or consumption is illegal for people under 18, unfortunately some teenagers start smoking in order to stay cool, be part of the group or even get a sexier look… 

According to the Spanish law, smoking is prohibited in indoor public places and workplaces and on public transportation. Nevertheless, it appears people still smoke on train station platforms, football stadiums or bus shelters, which although being outdoor, crowd together quite a lot of people who become passive smokers.

If you want to get to the core or what a passive smoker is, have a look at this brilliant add:

(Over 80% or cigarettes’ smoke is invisible, so no matter how careful you are, they still breathe in the harmful poisons. If you could see what’s really there, you wouldn’t smoke.)

In any case, it appears useless to give smokers a list of the dangers they are exposed to since “they know it already". Therefore, as a picture is worth a thousand words, we’ll show only very few of the many consequences cigarettes have on your health:

(Lung cancer)

(Stains and amputations)

(Teeth decay)

(Premature skin ageing)


(Fertility problems)

So why is tobacco so harmful? I you have a closer look at the substances a cigarette contains and their use in various industrial products you will get your answers:

Don’t hide behind excuses such as “we’re all going to die anyways” or “my grandfather used to smoke two packets of cigarettes a day and died at age 90”. Smoking can cause a slow and painful death:

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