Smokers in Minnesota and worldwide are being encouraged to toss out their cigarettes today for “World No Tobacco Day.” Taking a page from the “Meatless Mondays” playbook, this year, the World Health Organization has introduced “Quit and Stay Quit Mondays” – an initiative that encourages smokers to quit on Monday, and if it doesn’t stick, try quitting again the next Monday. Joanna Cohen with the Johns Hopkins Institute for Global Tobacco Control says despite a mountain of research about tobacco’s effects on health, eight million people around the world die each year from smoking-related causes.
May 31 is ‘World No Tobacco Day’
By Ashley Hanley|2019-05-31T04:55:19-05:00May 31st, 2019|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!