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Wednesday, May 28, 2014


(Salisbury, MD) - World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on May 31 and is meant to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption across the globe. The day is further intended to draw global attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which currently lead to 6.0 million deaths worldwide annually. The member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day in 1987. “The ultimate goal of World No Tobacco Day is to contribute to protecting present and future generations not only from the devastating health consequences due to tobacco, but also from the social, environmental and economic scourges of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke,” says Dr. James Cockey, Physician Deputy Health Officer for Wicomico County.

Are you or someone you know ready to quit smoking for good? Do you live or work in Wicomico County? TheWicomico County Health Department has smoking cessation classes every Thursday at noon at the Wicomico Co. Health Department located at 108 E. Main Street in Salisbury. This program offers free education and support for groups as well as individual counseling. Participants are also eligible for FREE quit smoking medications which include nicotine replacement patches, nicotine lozenges, and Chantix. Anyone interested in the program should call (410) 219-7482 for more information or to sign up.


Anonymous said...

And that means YOU!

Anonymous said...

No thanks. And, why would they promote "Chantix", which is linked to physical and mental breakdowns, depression, and suicide? Keep pumping up big pharma.

Anonymous said...

Watched my mother die of Lung Cancer. Haven't touched a cigarette since she was diagnosed. 11 years without them. Quit cold turkey. You don't want to watch anyone you love die of lung cancer. It's scary not being able to get the oxygen into your lungs that you need.

Anonymous said...

Promote what you want but smoking is NOT good for you. I smoked for many years and quit in 1993. I had a stress test done recently that showed I had had 80-90% blockage in 2 veins which could result in my departure of this world in as early as 2 months. Smoking creates blockages via plaque in your veins that never goes away regardless of when you quit. Open heart surgery can correct some of the damage using vein replacement in some people. Your mileage may vary. It is shameful that your government continues NOT to discouraging smoking since it generates so much tax revenue for them. Use your own good sense and quit.

Anonymous said...

This is a really great idea - even though it will never work! Can someone tell me when WORLD SOBER DAY is? You know the whole day when no one in the world drinks any type alcoholic beverage - NO BEER, NO WINE, NO SHOTS, NO SHINE, WORLD DRY DAY!!!!! Ha Ha - yeah that will also happen!