Wednesday, May 31, 2006

World No Tobacco Day!



17 comments:

Bala (Karthik) said...

Ahem....

Prasanna said...

guess many don't luk into such aspects and continue smoking. That makes me think - for whom is this day celebrated?Is it for those who don't like smoking, or is it for those who have wanted to quit that habit?

Jinguchakka said...

That was good. Very creative.
:-)

Even though I don't smoke, to me smoking has some sort of allure. I don't know why. Maybe that's the reason people get hooked on smoking. Pray I don't.

Munimma said...

good one! What is the worst part about it is the effects of second-hand smoking. It is not just enough that you smoke and burn yourself up, but you also harm the people around you!

I said...

don't tell me u believe in "second hand smoking"! That's made-up.

kuttichuvaru said...

hmm.... nice one!!

Munimma said...

I: what? self-denial? :-)

"My general impression is that those laws are probably stronger than the laws in the States and I pay tribute to all of you in Canada," said Daniel Smith, national vice president for the American Cancer Society in Washington, D.C. "We need these types of laws because we know, scientifically, that second-hand smoke kills."
- From here

Health of Others

Smoking not only harms your health but the health of those around you. Exposure to secondhand smoke (also called environmental tobacco smoke or passive smoking) includes exhaled smoke as well as smoke from burning cigarettes.

Studies have shown that secondhand smoke causes thousands of deaths each year from lung cancer and heart disease in healthy nonsmokers.

Smoking by mothers is linked to a higher risk of their babies developing asthma in childhood, especially if the mother smokes while pregnant. It is also associated with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and low-birth weight infants. Babies and children raised in a household where there is smoking have more ear infections, colds, bronchitis, and other respiratory problems than children from nonsmoking families. Secondhand smoke can also cause eye irritation, headaches, nausea, and dizziness.
- From American Cancer Society's website

Raju said...

that was an innovative one..

The Talkative Man said...

There was this anti-smoking program in my school where a Doc was the chief guest. He was ranting about the harmful effects and mentioned a banner on the road "Aalum Velum Pallukku Urudhi, Hotkings Beedi vetrikku urudhi". Even though he sounded terribly pissed about it, the whole audience burst into laughter!

After the program, all the students greeted each other with the words, "Inimel aavadhum indha pazhakkatha vutturu da! Unakku kashtam dhaan aanalum friend solren, kelu!"

Me too said...

B(K), MMM...!

Prasanna, for people like me to post something like this may be!!

JC, I pray you don't too!

Munimma, exactly! BTW, 'I' ippadi thaan heart-attack kudupaaru. Tension aagadheenga!

I, nambittaen!

KC & Raju, yes!

ttm, Anti-smoking program in school, eh? Wow!
I remember, in Class VIII we had moved and a few friends from my old school used to update me(thro' snail mail!) with the news of what was happening at their end. One such was about how some of my class boys had started this new bad habit!

ttm said...

anti-smoking was an expected pre-emptive measure given that we already had anti-love, anti-vehicle and anti-rubberband(nothing other than black ribbons on double plaits) rules. It was a concentration camp.

ttm said...

One think I envy about the smokers is the sharp voice! Interestingly I've noticed that there'nt that many American males with the sharpness in voice of the indian smoker. However, the superb intonation, stress and pause stand out

Me too said...

ttm, school-le dhaane, paravaille! I hear there are professional colleges which enforce these restrictions!
The second comment just goes over my head!!

Deepa said...

Nice image.

ttm said...

I am with the AU VC Viswanathan imposing curbs. There was a nice defence by Priya, a 1994 alumni of Satyabhama engg in teakada.com which I bookmarked. But the link is dead now.
Was just saying that smokers in India have a gruff and masculine voice, while in Americans it generally gets husky. However irrespective of the texture of the voice, Americans don't mumble and muzhungufy the syllables, hence they're quite easy to understand(not all of course)

ttm said...

here's the link, CTRL-F for "Priya" in this page.
AU VC rocks! :)

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