(m): Sixty percent of people who smoke in America today started
before the age of １４ and ９０ percent, ９ out of every １０ smokers in
America, became addicted before their １９th birthday.
Hallo, insightful friends, and welcome to this week’s edition of
Healthy Living. The World Health Organization has designated May ３１st
of each year as World No Tobacco Day.
In commemoration of this
important global public health event, we’ll discuss the hazards of
tobacco and how the tobacco industry misleads the public.
companies never give up their efforts to find new customers for their
poisonous products, making use of various media for advertising and
other methods to attract people, especially youth and women, to try
smoking, get addicted and eventually become regular consumers of the
deadly intoxicant they sell.
Alice Chen, a former smoker and
famous Formosan (Taiwanese) actress, now explains one of the tricks used
by the tobacco industry.
Alice Chen (f): For example, the famous
Mangrove Expedition is actually financed by the tobacco industry. When
the fifth or sixth graders join the tour, they get to know the name of
One day when they grow up a little, they will find
out, 『Ah！ This company sounds familiar！ It’s the one who took us for the
beautiful nature tour.』 Then very naturally they would pick up the
For more details on anti-tobacco efforts, please visit
the following websites:
Patrick Reynolds www.Anti-Smoking.org
Amy Sapkota www.SPH.UMD.edu