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No Tobacco Day

No Tobacco Day

Date: May 30 2006


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It looks so cool, the messed up hair, the furrowed brow, the cigarette hanging from your lips. You feel like James Dean[/def], like a rebel. But it’s not cool, and you’re not James Dean.

May 31 is worldwide No Tobacco Day. The day is meant to draw attention to the health risks associated with smoking, a habit that kills nearly 10,000 people around the world every day.

Listen to Kayla and Logan talk about No Tobacco Day.


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Kayla:  So, tomorrow, May 31 – No Tobacco Day. Have you heard anything about it?

Logan:  I haven’t, but I think it’s a great idea. You know, this world has come to a point where tobacco is killing millions of people a year, and the tobacco industry is actually, they have to give up certain millions of dollars for ads against themselves. That’s how bad it’s gotten.

Kayla:  It has gotten really bad. Especially in Europe. I mean, everyone in Europe smokes, everywhere. There’s no, there’s no place that I ever saw a non-smoking sign when I was in France. So, I wonder if that is going to apply in Europe, too, or if it’s just here.

Logan:  Well, it could, and when I was growing up, I saw kids smoking when I was in junior high, which was when I was thirteen, fourteen years old. So that’s a scary statistic right there.

Kayla:  And it’s getting lower, even now. My uncle tried to quit smoking, but, um – and he quit cigarettes – but he’s now addicted to cigars because he can’t get rid of tobacco from his system.

Logan:  Or, a lot of people go from smoking to chewing...

Kayla:  Yeah, definitely.

Logan:  ...because they think that will help them.



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By 2020, tobacco will become the number one cause of death around the world, killing 10 million people per year. It will cause more deaths than automobile accidents, suicides, murders and HIV/AIDS combined.

In China, the current population of males aged 0-29 is 300 million. The Chinese government predicts that 200 million of these young men will start smoking, and 100 million will die from smoking-related illnesses.

Do you smoke? How old were you when you started smoking? What advice would you give to young people who want to start smoking?



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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i like to smoke once but i always supressed this desire of mine as i know its harmful for my body  and also it is against of the standard of my family…

05:36 PM Jun 19 2014 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

nop at all.never for the ever..many people who smoke today would never  have started smikong if they had known the facts about smoking and it harmful effects on the body.research studies have shown that the more and the longer a person smokes;the greater are his/her chances of developing a serious illness.LUNG CANCER  is perhaps the most  serious illness caused by smoking/smoking can also lead to canser of throat and mouth.it can also cuse  EMPHYSEMA. and many other harmfull effects..

11:32 AM Aug 13 2013 |


joelle007Super Member!



I was smoking  for long times. but I lost my oncles, I was so upset and I decided to sttoped .now I can t to support the smelling of my friend.

in europe when you go out restaurant bar,everybody smoke outside but it is bad if you want to go out and you are not smoking.i am so happy when you come back after party.You are smelling good not cigarette.

I can t have boyfriend smoking.

In us a lot places it is forbiden i love that

08:37 PM May 19 2012 |



that's right .smoking harms people's health and may cause heart crisis.unfortunately people are not aware of smoking problems! when we smoke we 're ruining our health and burning our wealth as it is said!

08:56 PM Apr 08 2008 |




 yes is  intersting to talk about this, it means the person who smok he'll suicides step by step and not only he 'll smok it's also the person who stay near this person   i means  all person who stay near you it's really big problem  to suicide and kill also this person   

05:45 PM Dec 24 2007 |



in all seriousness, ppl really should raise more public awareness of the smoking problem..

01:52 AM Jun 01 2006 |



i think it`s a good dialogue about cigarettes. they are both yung and have good opinions about the demages that come from smoking.

05:56 PM May 31 2006 |




give up smoking,it kills million’s people

01:02 AM May 31 2006 |

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