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No Smoking Day 2013

Today is officially No Smoking Day, so if you want to swap your fags for swag check out the WeQuit website for information, support and tips to help you kick the habit for good.

No Smoking Day 2013 v2

When I was at school smoking was everywhere. At 16 you could legally buy cigarettes, smoking was allowed inside pubs and clubs, tobacco was advertised on billboards, and tobacco brands were the prominent sponsors of Formula 1. However, times have now changed and it was only reported in the news last week that UK Ministers will soon be introducing plain packaging for cigarettes and a ban on smoking in cars carrying passengers under 16.

However, two-thirds of smokers start smoking before the age of 18, and studies show that just one cigarette a month is enough to get teenagers addicted for life. So if it’s young people who start smoking, the big question is will any of these changes deter school children from starting the habit in the first place? Tell me what you think by commenting below.

And if you’re unsure as to how smoking harms the body then why don’t you watch Gunther von Hagens, of Bodyworlds fame, explain the dangers of smoking in the video below.

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Posted on March 13, 2013, in 2.1 Breathing and Gas Exchange, 5. Health and Disease, Science News and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. The only reason ciggies haven’t been made illegal yet is because of the amount of revenue the government makes from the baccy mannie.

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