20 in Chandigarh reach the fag-end!

June 1st, 2009 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, May 31 (IANS) It was literally a fag-end for 20 people in Chandigarh Sunday as they lit the last cigarette of their life and gave up smoking on the occasion of World No-Tobacco Day.
All these people lit a cigarette each from a candle and threw it into a water tub. They vowed never to smoke again.

“Under an initiative of the health department, we had planned to offer incentives to smokers wanting to quit smoking. We provided them with a candle, asked them to light a cigarette and throw it into a tub full of water with an oath - ‘this is my last smoke’. And about 20 persons did so,” Chandigarh state health nodal officer Deepak Bakshi said here.

The activity marked the anti-smoking campaign in the city - which was the first city in the country to completely ban smoking in public places July 15, 2007.

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