Time’s Up, Tobacco!

WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT? 
The Time’s Up, Tobacco Team explains:      
It is neither secret nor myth that SMOKING KILLS. While the legitimacy of the cigarette business is recognized, the fact remains that 6 million people die yearly due to tobacco-related causes, a whopping 87,600 belonging to the Philippines.
Time’s Up, Tobacco! is a campaign that rejects the long-running tobacco industry practice of getting in the way of public health policies just to make sure the business rakes in more money, free from the chains of regulation.
The thing is – laws are in place to keep us all safe from the dangers of tobacco. Sadly, the tobacco companies are becoming more scheming than ever in finding ways to make sure that they get their way.
It’s really quite simple. Good business for tobacco = death and disease for Filipinos. Some would be quick to argue that a great deal of money comes from the industry. However, the revenue pales in comparison to the damages caused by the cigarette business.
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6 Responses to Time’s Up, Tobacco!

  1. “While the legitimacy of the cigarette business is recognized, the fact remains that 6 billion people die yearly due to tobacco-related causes, a whopping 87,600 belonging to the Philippines.”

    A nice insight and a good argument against people who say “so and so number of people make a living from the tobacco business”. Sure, their families live because of their job in the tobacco business but a lot of people also die from the said business :(

    I don’t like smoke either. I hate it when people smoke near me. Makes my head hurt and I hate to imagine what the second-hand smoke is doing to my lungs.

  2. way to go patty! thank you for embracing the advocacy! we need more public support, not to mention ‘star power’ like yours, to promote health and combat the malicious tactics by the tobacco industry. God bless you more! :)

  3. I think there’s something wrong with the stats: “… 6 billion people die yearly…”

    Maybe 6 million? Nevertheless, having to sit, stand, walk next to a smoker feels like an imposed death sentence :( Sayang cute pa naman sya :))

  4. This is an excellent cause. Smoking is a terrible addiction and we need to be doing all we can to stomp it out, encouraging people to move to electric cigarettes to help them quit!

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