Sunday, 1 June 2008

Japanese Boy Honored by WHO


All my respect for the boy. To think that it took a young boy to create and lobby a smoke free environment.

Read WHO's press release about the award too.

5 comments:

  1. Smoke free ANYTHING in this country is a step forward.

    In the city I work in I often have t endure smokers in the streets, despite the fact that every street corner has no smoking signs.

    Laws without enforcement are just rhetoric.

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  2. yes...i agree with contamination...japanese people still don't bother with local rules etc...esp in the restaurants or public spaces.....

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  3. @Contamination & Nash,
    well at least Japan & Malaysia have something in common. Disregard of rules when it comes to smoking.

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  4. Smoke free on the roads is indeed a big step forward (or backward, some may argue).

    I tend to get breathing difficulties when exposed to cigarette smoke, so I was more than happy that London has banned smoking in enclosed spaces in 2007.

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  5. @C K,
    smokers hate it and we non-smokers love it if there is a ban on smoking, anywhere. Some may argue smoking is a personal right, right?
    I was surprised that in Japan, even at a family restaurant there is a smoking area. At least in Malaysia, anywhere air-conditioned, there is a ban on smoking -not that everyone follow, but nonetheless...

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