Sunday, May 31, 2009

World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco DayThe World Health Organization has declared May 31st "World No Tobacco Day". They encourage all tobacco users to give it up, if only for a day. Their focus this year is on pictorial warnings on cigarette packages, so instead of the usual warning from the Surgeon General, now you get to see what cancer-ridden gums look like.

Slate has a neat slide show depicting smokers around the world for the occasion. Depending on where you fall on the tobacco spectrum, it will either make today an easy, smoke-free day, or make you want to forget that you ever saw those other gum pictures.

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