Exchanging flowers with cigarette boxes

DUBAI — World No Tobacco Day, which was launched this year under the slogan of 'Tobacco-Free Youth: Desire and Attitude', was observed on Thursday by Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), the regulatory arm of Trakhees — Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC).

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 2 Jun 2008, 1:15 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:21 PM

In the campaign, EHS distributed flowers in various trade centres such as Ibn Battuta Mall and Al-Tinnen Centre in Dubai and exchanged them with the smokers' cigarette boxes in an initiative to encourage them to quit the habit.

EHS managed to collect more than 500 cigarette boxes from the youth in boxes specially designed for the process of disposing the tobacco in the above-mentioned trade centres, in an attempt to provide a 100 per cent tobacco-free environment.

According to EHS, new studies and researches have proved that the nicotine present in tobacco is a very strong addictive substance which is similar to many of the other substances causing addiction.

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