Topic

happiness

3 petitions

Started 3 months ago

Petition to UNICEF, COSH

Reduce/Ban Smoking in Hong Kong!

We are 3 students from Sha Tin College in Hong Kong. For our Global Thinking Skills project, we have decided to end the issue of smoking within HKSAR. We have all come across smokers in our life. Can you imagine that time when you were walking along the streets, enjoying nature when you catch a whiff of an awful smell in front of you? You see the person in front of you holding a cigarette, blowing out the smoke out of their mouth, and making your overall time behind the person just plainly unpleasant? Second-hand smoke can lead to many diseases that include more frequent and severe asthma attacks, respiratory infections, ear infections, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). If you are a smoker, you should really start caring for your own wellbeing more! If you smoke, your life expectancy is decreased by ten years, compared to a non-smoker. If you have a family and you smoke, this makes things even worse. Not only are you severely damaging your own health, but you are also damaging the health of your family! Besides second-hand smoke, if you smoke, your spouse and children are more likely to follow in your footsteps and damage their own health as well! Smoking leads to numerous diseases such as Lung Cancer, Heart diseases like angina, fertility problems such as not being able to reproduce as effectively, severely affecting the health of the growing child in your womb, a much weaker immune system thus making you more vulnerable to common diseases such as the flu, can permanently damage your vision, and make you look extremely unattractive because of yellow teeth, bleeding gums, and unhealthy skin and hair. Lastly, if you know anyone that smokes, convince them to stop smoking and sign this petition. With this petition, we can convince more people to quit smoking and convince the government to take procedures such as increasing cigarette tax and taking more serious consequences for people smoking in disallowed areas such as indoors.

Angus Choi
11 supporters