Petición de la Salaam Bombay Foundation

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Petición de la Salaam Bombay Foundation

Notapor JC » 20 May 2014, 05:30

Traslado una petición de ayuda (firmas en Change.org) recibida en la asociación:

Hello!
Greetings from Salaam Bombay Foundation - hope you are doing well!

Firstly, thanks a lot for being an active crusader in our collective movement against tobacco.

About the same - we have started a petition for "Right to tobacco free schools for 10 million students in Maharashtra state, India." and need your help to get it off ground.

Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here's the link:

http://www.change.org/en-IN/petitions/d ... ee-schools

Here's why it's important:

For the past 12 years, while working towards creating a tobacco-free environment for a safer and a healthier future for more than ten million children across Maharashtra through our different programs, we have identified that it is the ease of access to tobacco-based products which leads to a child trying a tobacco-based product for the first time every 16 seconds (Patel, 1999; Rudman, 2000) and 5,500 youth under the age of 15 trying tobacco for the first time every day (Patel, 1999; Rudman, 2000) and we are certain that the number has surged further.

Whereas the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003 – Government of India (also known as COTPA, 2003) clearly prohibits activities like selling and/or advertising of tobacco-based products within 100 yards of an educational institution.

The children have been striving to accomplish the goal of making their school a tobacco-free environment. And it is these ten million voices who are asking for a better, safer and healthier learning ecosystems and hence their ‘Right to tobacco free schools’.

As Nelson Mandela puts it, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – we firmly believe that is only one right way of using this tool – by keeping educational institutions which shape young minds and our future leaders a tobacco-free environment.

So, this World No Tobacco Day – 31st May, 2014, let us help these children realize their dream of a tobacco free school.

You can sign our petition by clicking here

Also, it would be great if you can help us spread the word using email, Facebook and Twitter.

You can also use the popular messaging service WhatsApp to do the same, using the following message:

"Every 16 seconds a child tries tobacco for the first time; every day 5,500 youth under the age of 15 fall prey to it too - and we all know what it leads to. There is just one thing that can change these numbers: YOU. Yes, you. By clicking on this link and signing the petition for 'Right to tobacco free schools' you will ensure that a child can create a better future for her/himself: http://chn.ge/1suyg1L ."

Thanks and regards,

Salaam Bombay Foundation,
http://www.salaambombay.org
JC
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