If you or someone you know smoke cigarettes, you know that it is a very difficult thing to deal with. Cigarettes are highly addictive and harmful to the person who smokes then as well as the people around them.

Today is an awareness campaign that encourages smokers to quit using cigarettes, to raise awareness of the health risk of smoking and to celebrate those who have kicked the habit in the past.

Here in Turkey there is a national help-line (Alo 171) “Quitting Smoking Counseling Line” (in Turkish, “Sigara Bırakma Danışma Hattı”)? For those of us who do not speak Turkish if you google alo 171 you will see that you can translate the page and you will find lots of good information (most of it in English).

Another good online guide “How to Quit Smokine” can be found Smokine” can be found at:


Good luck to anyone who decides that today is the day they are going to quit.

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