Cameroonians have being urged to quit smoking in order to increase their life span.
The call was made during health consultation campaign launched by the Cameroonian Coalition for Tobacco Control, C3T, as part of activities to mark this year World No Tobacco Day on May 31 to be commemorated under the theme; “Tobacco: A threat to development”.
According to Caleb Ayong, Communication Officer of C3T, tobacco is a deadly product which kills half of all its consumers. He said many ignore the devastating effects of tobacco because they are not immediate. Caleb expressed the wish that by the end of the campaign, many smokers would have turned up for the free consultation and take necessary measures to get adequate treatment.
Going by a statement signed by the President of the C3T, Dr Flore Ndembiyembe, sensitisation stickers will be distributed to inter-urban transporters on May 30 and a poster exhibition dubbed the shocking truth will be organised at the Cercle Municipale, Bonanjo in Douala on May 31.