WHO World NO Tobacco Day - Tobacco Free Youth..

May 31, 2008 - "Our Highest Priority Has To Be Keeping Children From Beginning to Use Tobacco Products" - Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the USA. Every parent wants the best for their children. If parents do not smoke or have quit there's a lesser chance of their children smoking. Our youngsters have to realize with a little effort they can succeed. Tobacco has become socially unacceptable. Smokers are more marginalized than ever before. Smoking is no longer permitted in more and more public places both indoor and outdoors. Carolyn Littlefield, a 44-year-old Florida woman said New York's rules on banning smoking helped her quit two years ago. "I felt like I had leprosy. After a while you end up outside smoking by yourself. So many people don't smoke now." Employers are hesitant to employ tobacco users and if employed, smokers have to contribute more toward health insurance. People don't want smokers in their homes or around their children. Daniel Young - "I don't smoke in front of children. When I walk by children. I cup my cigarette in my hand. I don't want them to see it." Landlords don't even want to rent to tobacco users. Smokers die before their time usually after suffering for years as a result of a tobacco attributable disease never able to see their love ones again. What is TobaccoWatch.org doing to help?? Providing awareness so the public can make informed decisions; some of the subjects include: on other tobacco products being marketed for smokers when they can't smoke, e.g., the test marketing of SNUS - smokeless, spitless pouch tobacco and how it impacts our youngsters (SNUS news briefs throughout library) ; on limiting tobacco advertising in convenience stores to protect our children; on the status of the law to make it illegal to use the U.S. Postal Service to deliver any form of tobacco product; on preventing our children from being exposed to second-hand smoke; on getting tobacco companies to voluntarily produce fire-safe cigarettes; etc. Click on image to enlarge..

WHO wants a ban on all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, in a bid to protect the world's 1.8 billion young people.

WHO World NO Tobacco Day 5/31/06 – Tobacco, Deadly in Any Form or Disguise.