The ministry of health and family welfare has tied up with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Cancer Patients’ Aid Association (CPAA) to observe World No Tobacco Day on May 31, to do away with the misconception that smoking is “cool”.
A WHO survey states that 76% of all Indian films portray tobacco consumption, with some of the biggest names in Bollywood promoting the trend. Actor Vivek Oberoi, the ambassador for WHO’s anti-smoking movement, said that such images influence young fans to take up smoking.“The main focus will be on creating awareness about the ill-effects of tobacco. We are also hoping to highlight and influence tobacco control activities as well as raise funds for cancer patients,” he added.
‘Tobacco Industry Interference’, this year’s theme, will focus on the tobacco industry’s “tactics to shape and influence tobacco control policy”.“One of the main grouses we have against the tobacco industry is that it injects large philanthropic contribution into social programmes worldwide to create a positive public image under the guise of corporate social responsibility,” said Anita Peter, the director of CPAA.
Anti-tobacco activists synonymously agree that the tobacco industry’s advertising, marketing and promotion efforts influence smoking among adolescents, often to a greater extent than among adults.
The city will be host to a musical show, a flash mob, and a signature campaign in the coming days, and will bring together celebrities, corporate houses and the youth to fight the menace of tobacco consumption. Activists hope that the campaign will attract the attention of the media and of policy makers who in turn can influence the need for regulation on tobacco product placement in films and advertisements.
This World No Tobacco Day, Smokefree electronic cigarettes feel that people should mark May 31st as a landmark day for quitting smoking, and if this seems impossible, then at least making the switch to e-cigarettes.
The electronic cigarette contains only a minimal amount of ingredients when compared to the 4000+ chemicals found in traditional cigarettes. The ingredients consists of flavoring additives to create many great flavors such as menthol, tobacco, peppermint, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, cherry, cola and more. The liquid also contains distilled water, glycerin, and propylene glycol. Propylene glycol is the active vapor producing ingredient. It is a food additive with a “GRAS” status, this means “generally recognized as safe” and is approved by the FDA for use in foods, drugs, and cosmetics. It has been found in many consumer products dating back to the 1930′s and it has also been found in asthma inhalers since the 1950′s. You will find it used in theatrical productions to create fake smoke, and it is pumped through hospital air ducts to clean the air. There are many uses for the product and the average person has most likely consumed it before.
The list of benefits for ecigs goes on and on. Some of these benefits include: You will not stain your fingers, teeth, curtains, walls, or windshield with cigarette smoke residue. You will no longer smell like smoke and neither will your house, your car, your breath or your hands. You eliminate a major risk of fire to your home that burning cigarettes and lighters created. You will not produce any ashes or cigarette butts and because of this you will no longer need ash trays in your home. Getting rid of ash trays will also help with the smell in your car and your home.
Smoke Electric Cigarettes Just About Anywhere
We have been traveling around promoting electronic cigarettes and have had successful use and acceptance of them in many night clubs, bars and restaurants in many states. We have even spoken with people who use them in airport waiting terminals as well as offices. Since they do not create any 2nd hand smoke or foul odor, it doesn’t really bother anyone around you. And since it is not smoke that is being emitted from the e cig, it does not fall under the smoking ban that is in effect against the indoor use of cigarettes in many states. We do recommend that you be ready to explain what the product is because we did have some bouncers who were convinced it was a real cigarette! Once it was properly disclosed and explained…they allowed it. The indoor use of this product is definitely a big win for the smoking community.
Choose your own Nicotine Level with the Electronic Cigarette
One of the greatest things about the e cigarette technology is that it allows you to choose your own nicotine level. This means you can choose from high, medium, low, or non-nicotine cartridges. Smokers have never had the ability to do this before. It has not existed as an option in the tobacco industry or the smoking cessation industry. You can now start at high and work your way to medium, low, or non-nicotine.(or vice-versa). This gives smokers much more freedom when it comes to nicotine consumption and is definitely being applauded by the smokers of the world.
Electronic Cigarettes Save Money.
Switching to an e cigarette can save a smoker a large amount of money compared to the high priced packs they are buying. Many states have enacted super high tobacco taxes to try to make extra income to offset their budgets. This has hurt many smokers who continue to smoke the same amounts but are now out more money every month. The electronic cigarette is here right in time to offer some great savings using refillable nicotine cartridges.