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Anti Tobacco Day and World Environment day just a celebration

We celebrate New Year, birthdays, marriage anniversaries, Anti Tobacco Day and World Environment day. But there is a difference between new year celebration, birthday or anti tobacco day celebration. We celebrate birthdays and marriage anniversaries out of pleasure and to share our happiness and feelings. But when it comes to Anti Tobacco Day celebration or World Environment Day Celebration it is a pledge to quit smoking, adapt a healthy lifestyle and preserve our environment. We cannot celebrate these days just as any other day or for the sake of getting our names published in news papers.

We celebrate New Year, birthdays, marriage anniversaries, Anti Tobacco Day and World Environment day. But there is a difference between new year celebration, birthday or anti tobacco day celebration. We celebrate birthdays and marriage anniversaries out of pleasure and to share our happiness and feelings. But when it comes to Anti Tobacco Day celebration or World Environment Day Celebration it is a pledge to quit smoking, adapt a healthy lifestyle and preserve our environment. We cannot celebrate these days just as any other day or for the sake of getting our names published in news papers. We, the general public need to do something from our side and then carry on the good work. It is not just meant to be one day celebration. We celebrate one event and forget and then the dates for other celebration arrives.

The whole world celebrated Anti Tobacco Day on 31 st May 2012 by burning tobacco packets and cigarettes, carried processions and then forgot the whole thing to prepare for World Environment Day on 5th June 2012. Have we asked ourselves as to Why do we celebrate Anti Tobacco Day ? Have we asked someone close to us to quit smoking as it is injurious to health and have helped them take measures to quit smoking, or it is just not our business because they are not a part of our family. We all need to make people around us aware of the harmful effects of smoking on health and how their own family suffers by means of passive smoking. Have we done that ? If yes then we have fulfilled the purpose of Anti Tobacco Day celebration, if not then we just celebrated it as any other day.

I have seen people near Rajdhani Hotel, near old VCA stadium, Nagpur smoking, when ever i pass that place i see people smoking. Though smoking has been banned at public places but it has not been strictly implemented. There is fine but people pay the fine and are out and smoke more and pollute the environment more. What we the general public can do is hang banners on trees to quit smoking where ever possible so that it can be read by everyone who smokes and they quit smoking as the same things hit them again and again everywhere. We see No Smoking board hung on hospital wall but what i feel is that it should be hung everywhere in the city so that it can be read by all who smoke and they take a pledge to quit smoking. Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) can help by catching smokers who smoke in public and give them warnings again and again so that they quit smoking. It is spreading like a disease and you can see a lot of youngsters smoking just for fun.

As we celebrate World Environment Day on 5th June 2012. Let us all do something to save the environment and not just celebrate it as any other day just for the sake of celebration.

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