no-smoking-be-happy

We came upon this odd looking tent like structure while we were walking around Bologna. The entrance was shaped like a cigarette so initially I thought they were advertising for some new cigarette. Seems its a campaign against smoking. Their slogan is No Smoking – Be Happy. Catchy-ish. Here is the translated version of the site.

I think this is a great concept. Public awareness in large popular places. We really need these awareness campaigns in Kuwait. A lot of spoilt brats with black teeth roaming all around smoking in everyone’s faces. There seems to be a higher number of shameless adults smoking in guilt, with misinformed/unaware spouses or family, but none the less stinking up the air you breathe in.

What I liked best about the “No Smoking – Be Happy” site was their “CHARTER OF THE RIGHTS OF NON-SMOKERS“. I guess its more for smokers actually. Here is the roughly translated version:

No. 1 RIGHT TO WELLNESS
Everyone has the right to grow in an environment where smoking does not prevent, with substances that spread, the regular psychological and physical development.

No. 2 RIGHT TO CLEAN AIR
Everyone has the right to breathe clean air everywhere, especially in the home.

No. 3 HARMONY
Everyone has the right to live in a fragrant environment without curtains, sofas, carpets and clothes stinking of cigarette.

No. 4 RIGHT TO INFORMATION
Everyone has the right to be informed about the aesthetic and physical damage that smoking cigars and cigarettes, active and passive, can cause.

No. 5 RIGHT TO PLAY
Everyone has the right to run and play sports without coughing or having asthma attacks, caused by even passive smoking.

No. 6 RIGHT TO HEALTH
Everyone has the right to have clean lungs and blood vessels and a well-functioning heart.

No. 7 RIGHT TO FREEDOM
Everyone has the right to be free from any substance that creates addictive habits and dependence like nicotine.

No. 8 RIGHT TO DIVERSITY
Everyone has the right to be considered beautiful, strong and good without smoking.

No. 9 RIGHT TO WORD
Everyone has the right to criticize those who smoke in their presence.

No. 10 LISTENING
Everyone has the right to be heard if they say that smoking bothers.