As part of the Smokenders programme new members make a list of their reasons to stop smoking. These list are private and confidential and often deeply personal. However, these reasons are frequently shared and discussed in group session.
One of the best things you as a parent can do for your children is to stop smoking. A recent 9 year long study completed at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington, Seattle by Jonathan B. Bricker and his colleagues have shown that if parents stop smoking by the time their children are 8 years old, the children are 39% less likely to smoke at age 17-18 than children whose parents continue to smoke.
Many smokers who attempt to stop often have less of a problem with the physical cravings for nicotine than they do with the habitual and psychological addictions attached to smoking.
A few days ago Mercia (owner of Smokenders SA) received an email from a gentleman by the name of Gavin Whitfield. He is the Executive Creative Director of an advertising agency in Cape Town.
May 31: World No-Tobacco Day
NATIONAL COUNCIL AGAINST SMOKING Media Release
May 31 is World No-Tobacco Day and this year the World Health Organisation (WHO) is calling on governments to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products.