This is perhaps one of the best Anti Smoking Ads ever made. Would you share your smoke with a kid? 🙂
Today is World No Tobacco Day.
Why do you smoke?
To be a part of your ‘gang’.
To overcome a pain.
To forget a problem that’s difficult to solve.
To smudge over a broken heart.
Once you start smoking to ‘take control’ of your life, the tobacco takes control of you. You begin to depend on it to deal with the smallest of issues.
No smoker likes the way he or she feels after finishing a long smoking session. Here’s how you feel after smoking:
This isn’t what the ads told you. This isn’t what your friends told you. This isn’t what you want either. So you smoke again, You feel good for an hour or two. Then you fall into the pits of depression again.
After a while, you’re addicted. You can’t think straight without a smoke. Scared of withdrawal symptoms, you don’t stop smoking. Until…
“Your scan shows a large cancerous growth in your lungs. I’m afraid you have only a few months to live”, or…
“Your son / daughter has suffered a massive heart attack. We have just finished our surgery, but I’m afraid it wasn’t successful”…
If you smoke, get in touch with the nearest Alcoholics Anonymous group or a psychologist you trust, take help to stop smoking. Naturopathy and Yoga have amazing tools to help quit smoking.
If you know someone who smokes, show them this video. Take them on a no-smoking holiday. Show them how much you love them and need them, help them overcome their issues.
If you know someone who does not currently smoke, take their help to get others to stop smoking, so that they never fall into the trap themselves.
Let’s make today’s World No Tobacco Day, Happy No Tobacco Day! 🙂
Video credit: Thai Health Promotion Foundation