“Mister, can I trade you a lollipop for your cigarette butt?”
Social workers trading their lollipops for a smoker’s cigarette butt (Picture provided by the organizer)
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. The reporter learned that on May 30, the “I’ll Give You a Lollipop in Exchange for Not Smoking” event was held at Mexin Wine Town, Fuling, actively promoting the dangers of smoking and second-hand smoke and persuading visitors not to smoke in public places.
On that day, youngsters in yellow waistcoats, led by social workers, walked through the scenic area, exchanging lollipops for the cigarette butts of the smokers around them.
The “I’ll Give You a Lollipop in Exchange for Not Smoking” event held by the scenic area (Picture provided by the organizer)
“Mister, for the sake of your health and the health of those around you, can I trade you a lollipop for your cigarette butt?” During the event, the children took the initiative to ask and admonish visitors who were smoking, and actively promoted the dangers of smoking and second-hand smoke by holding up the publicity boards in their hands, influencing and calling on everyone to develop good civilized habits and refuse to smoke in public places.
“We conduct such events in public places in the hope of raising public awareness of smoking cessation and control, and raising awareness of the dangers of second-hand smoke and environmental protection.” The person in charge of the scenic area said that he hoped to call on visitors to comply with the Chongqing Regulations on the Control of Smoking in Public Places through the perspective of young people. (Translated by Wang Huixin, Fathom Language Limited)