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Old 14.10.2005, 20:09   #1
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Default SEMINAR FOCUSED ON STRUGGLE AGAINST SMOKING HELD WEDNESDAY IN YEREVAN

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SEMINAR FOCUSED ON STRUGGLE AGAINST SMOKING HELD WEDNESDAY IN YEREVAN
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12 October 2005
ARKA - News (Armenia)
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(c) 2005 ARKA News Agency
CONFERENCES, EXHIBITIONS, SEMINARS
YEREVAN, October 12. /ARKA/. A seminar focused on struggle against smoking was held Wednesday in Yerevan. Narine Movsisyan, Coordinator of Armenia without Tobacco bloc, told journalists that right a year ago Armenia joined World Health Organization's Frame Convention against Smoking. In her words, for this year and before, the bloc and Armenian Alliance of Public Health have held a series of events aimed at reducing the number of smokers in the republic. "Some progress is already seen", she said and singled out recently adopted law restricting smoking as a move proving her words. "And three weeks ago the Government approved the 2006-2009 state program against smoking", Movsisyan said and urged all Armenian organizations and media outlets to join the anti-tobacco campaign.
Armenian Ombudswoman Larissa Alaverdyan, Presidentn of American University in Armenia Harutyun Armenyan and other officials were present at the seminar.
The process of the World Health Organization's Convention against Smoking elaboration started in 1995. In 2003, the Convention was finally adopted by
191 WHO member countries. The first country having ratified the convention was Norway. Today, more than 80 parliaments have ratified it.
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Old 15.10.2005, 18:25   #2
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c'mon, i don't see any progress! the only change i see is that my 17-year-old brother who could buy single cigarettes before (and so he smoked 3-4 cigarettes a day) now has to buy a box (20 cigarettes a day)
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I would like to hear from smokers , why do they risk their health and waste hard earned money on such harmful habit ,
Lightontheshore , I hope that you are trying to get your brother off smoking .
lightontheshore also My mom really enjoyed her afternoon with you in Yerevan .

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I would like to hear from smokers , why do they risk their health and waste hard earned money on such harmful habit.
Doh, because smoking is fun and addictive.
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Originally Posted by Sevana
I would like to hear from smokers , why do they risk their health and waste hard earned money on such harmful habit
My dearest Sevana!

Everything that pleasures us harms our health... or it's a sin!

Don't worry... I don't ban from my good relationship's circle neither physicians nor priests! Some are very good friends of mine!

Cheers!
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