Smoking is a hard habit to break because tobacco contains nicotine, which is highly addictive. Like heroin or other addictive drugs, the body and mind quickly become so used to the nicotine in cigarettes that a person needs to have it just to feel normal.
People start smoking for a variety of different reasons. Some think it looks cool. Others start because their family members or friends smoke. Statistics show that about 9 out of 10 tobacco users start before they're 18 years old. Most adults who started smoking in their teens never expected to become addicted. That's why people say it's just so much easier to not start smoking at all.Smoking & Alcohol causes many deadly diseases, harms nearly every organ of the body and reduces the overall health of the smoker/drinker. The many diseases caused by smoking are leukemia, stomach cancer, cataract, pancreatic cancer, cervical cancer, kidney cancer, pneumonia, and periodontitis. These diseases are the newest additions to the harmful effects of smoking. We are very much aware of the diseases caused by smoking, including bladder, laryngeal, lung, oral, and throat cancers; coronary heart and cardiovascular diseases; and chronic lung diseases. Even non-smokers are affected. The smoke exhaled by smokers passes into our lungs and can cause almost the same damage that it does to the lungs of the smokers. It does not only damage our lungs, but also our environment.
The DKDC's Campaign against teen smoking and alcohol will kick off this February. The campaign's cost for this year alone is around P350,000.00 (detailed financial plan is available from the Treasurer), including: Public information campaign materials, travel expenses, and other miscellaneous fees. The Campaign area for this year will cover Laguna, Cavite & Batangas. There are also plans to setup a concert against teen smoking and alcohol to boost up campaign support.
1. To persuade minors who don't smoke and drink alcohol to not get started.
2. Help minors who are into it quit.
3. Suppress the "cool culture" of smoking and drinking alcohol among minors.
- Visit selected schools to promote to students about the bad effects of smoking and alcohol.
- Post Anti-smoking/alcohol posters to schools, churches, and other public places.
- Campaign for imposition of higher penalties to stores/individuals who sells liquor and cigarettes to minors.
SUPPORT OUR CAMPAIGN
Please do support our campaign. You can help us in anyway you can. You may contribute or volunteer to our campaign. Help us spread the word!
By supporting our campaign, you are helping someone quit, and preventing someone from trying. HELP SAVE LIVES!
(as of January 25th)
P150.00 - Sarah Capili
P150.00 - Zia Wycoco
P400.00 - Carmela Sotelo
P400.00 - Mark David Empremiado
P400.00 - Donovan Dequilla
P400.00 - L.A. Roberto
P400.00 - B.J. Santos
P400.00 - Sean Lacar
P400.00 - Mark Borillo
If you want to contribute/volunteer in our campaign please contact any of the DKDC Officers or call the DKDC Hotline at (02) 214-0344.
DKDC ( Do Know. Do Care.)