Faced with the serious problem of juvenile smoking, the health authorities, the education authorities and civil groups are working hand in hand to invite the positive and confident Chun-Ning Chang who is renowned across the Taiwan Straits as a volunteer to promote the idea of “No Smoking Dancer-No Smoking Charm” among 4 million young students at 4030 schools over all Taiwan. The Health Promotion Administration under the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Education Administration under the Ministry of Education particularly issue a certificate to Chun-Ning Chang for her merit as an anti-smoking role model that is enthusiastic about promoting public good. Her devotion to tobacco hazards control among teenagers is highly recognized for sure.
Chun-Ning Chang as the goddess in the entertainment industry is not only beautiful but also intellectual. On May 31st or the “World No Tobacco Day,” she rushed back to Taiwan to take the anti-smoking oath with nearly 2000 teachers and students at Cheng-Gong Senior High School. She also shared 5 tips for Quit Smoking, which include asking smokers to chew gums or pouring water for them to divert their attention so that they can forget about smoking; clinging to smokers or asking them to sing so that they have no time to smoke; bending and cutting the cigarette in half to stop them from smoking; giving them ball pens or pacifiers so that they can play with the pens or suck the pacifier to satisfy their desires; shouting and screaming so that they can do nothing else but put out the cigarettes. You are using each method because you love them as your family members and friends and you hope they can quit smoking, stay away from tobacco hazards and live a healthier life.
Right on the spot, she wielded the magic wand to turn the “Book without Words” into the “Call-Up Notice for No Smoking Dancers” and encourage all students to log onto Facebook’s fan page for “No Smoking Dancers” and change their face pictures on the “World No Tobacco Day” specified by the WHO to express their will to become “No Smoking Dancers” with “No Smoking Charm.”
Ying-Wei Wang as the Director of the Health Promotion Administration under the Ministry of Health and Welfare notes that the World Health Organization (WHO) specifies the “Tobacco Hazards as the Threat to Sustainable Development of a Nation” as the major topic on the World No Tobacco Day of this year (2017) and suggests countries around the world expedite tobacco hazards control to ensure health of all people. At present, Taiwan has about 3.2 million adult smokers. Though the number of adult smokers has decreased gradually, there have not been proactive measures to control the problem of juvenile smoking. According to the survey on smoking behaviors among teenagers Health Promotion Administration under the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the rate of smoking in junior high was 3.7% in 2016 (5.1% for males and 2.1% for females), while the rate of smoking in senior high was 9.3% in 2016 (13.1% for males and 5.2% for females). Though the number has decreased year by year, much to our concern is that in recent years, teenagers have been misled by tobacco dealers to consider e-cigarettes as the “new fashion with no harm.” Thus, we hope that with the Chun-Ning Chang as a volunteer can work hand in hand with the Ministry of Education and civil groups to promote the idea of “No Smoking Charm” among 4 million young students at 4,030 schools!
Chien-kuo Chiu as the Director of the Education Administration under the Ministry of Education notes that fighting against drugs must start with fighting against smoking! The World Health Organization (WHO) notes that teenagers who smoke cigarettes are 8 times more likely to smoke marihuana and 22 times more likely to use heroin than non-smoking teenagers. As issues of drug epidemic and drug abuse aggravate among youngsters, the Ministry of Education must work hard on tobacco hazards control for teenagers and help young students stay away from temptations!
Ching-Hsiang Yu as the principal of Chenggong Senior High School notes that health is the foundation of a happy life and to quit smoking is the first step towards health. We focus on the health of every student. We are very pleased to let students join the anti-smoking campaign. Let us stay away from tobacco hazards and move toward a healthy life.
Shu-Li Chen as the lifelong volunteer for the John Tung Foundation notes that as Taiwan promotes the campaign of “No Smoking Dancer, No Smoking Charm” students at Chenggong Senior High School will give the best responses on the “World No Tobacco Day.” This time, the anti-smoking campaign on campus will be promoted not only at schools, but also via the public communication network such as the TV stations, radio stations, newspapers, magazines and the Internet to create the anti-smoking atmosphere in the society, tackle tobacco hazards and counteract marketing activities conducted by tobacco dealers across borders!
Emi Lee as a volunteer notes that in the following 5 weeks, lot drawing will be conducted each day to select winners of 1more earphones among candidates who log onto Facebook’s fan page for “No Smoking Dancers” and change their face pictures. We encourage all students to change their face pictures on Facebook and become “No Smoking Dancers.” Meanwhile, the special area for “No Smoking Dancers” on “E-Quit.org” has more complete info and video clips about the anti-smoking campaign. You may inquire about and download relevant info as you like.
Kai-Hao (凱皓) and High-Ka (High咖) as Internet celebrities who have 300 thousand teenagers as their fans particularly use live broadcast to offer the first-hand info to all fans. They also invite everyone to change face pictures on Facebook to express their will to become “No Smoking Dancers” with “No Smoking Charm.”