Action on Smoking and Health

Last week, I was lucky enough to meet the faces behind ‘ASH’ (Action on Smoking and Health) in the UK.

These guys were incredible. When asked who they worked for, they said ‘smokers and their families.’ With no judgement had for those that smoke – they simply aim to help.

Their days are spent lobbying the government to encourage initiatives which assist in reducing the levels of those people that smoke. With 32% of men in the UAE believed to toot on their tube of incarcerating substances, maybe that is something we should consider doing here in Dubai.

Launched this week in the UK is – ‘plain packaging for smoking.’

A rather frightening experiment with school children showed 5 year olds picking up pink and yellow cigarette boxes claiming that they looked like ‘a world of happiness.’ Oh dear.

So hoorah to the disgusting drab green boxes and images of lung cancer, lost limbs and ill health. Marketing the benefits of smoking at its finest.

We should not judge those who choose to smoke. We all make our own decisions, but let’s make sure they are fully informed decisions.

And remember Shisha / hubbly bubbly / aladdin’s lamp are all considered smoking too.

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