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.
- Scary pictures not to dissuade Russian smokers: Poll - May 13, 2012
- As hookah becomes in, it raises health concerns (Lifestyle Feature) - May 06, 2012
- Brazil bans smoking in public spaces - Dec 16, 2011
- Britain may soon sell cigarettes in plain packets - Mar 07, 2011
- Uttarakhand is biggest tobacco consumer in north: Survey - Jul 21, 2012
- Children protest against cigarette sale - May 28, 2011
- Beware! Passive smoking riskier than you think (May 31 is World No Tobacco Day) - May 30, 2012
- Indonesian clinic alleges that smoking cures cancer - Apr 13, 2011
- UAE launches anti-smoking campaign - May 27, 2010
- Arab League lauds UAE for anti-smoking efforts - Jun 07, 2010
- China may raise tobacco price to curb consumption - Mar 12, 2012
- Like India, Russia to scare smokers with grim pictures - May 11, 2012
- Mizoram launches 'No smoking' campaign - Jul 03, 2011
- Tasmania may soon become world's first 'smoke-free' state - Dec 29, 2010
- Tobacco firm underplayed dangers of smoking - Jan 09, 2012