SEMARANG. To celebrate World Tobacco Free Day, Semarang RZ Branch Office held an action entitled “Exchanging a Cigarette with a Cup of Fruit Juice” on Sunday (31/5). In the action, RZ’s team had exchanged 400 cigarettes with cup of juices around Jl. Pemuda, Imam Bonjol, Pandanaran and Bulu Traditional Market Area, Semarang.
“We aim to prevent young generation from smoking by civilizing healthy lifestyle. Thus, we can generate a productive and healthy generation,” Ahadiyah Fitriyani, Semarang RZ’s Volunteer, said.
According to Fitriyani, the mission of the action is to change people paradigm toward smoking behavior. Nowadays, smokers often smoke in the public area which can give bad impacts toward others. “Unfortunately, by smoking in public area, it can influence kids to follow them. Moreover, today cigarette isn’t men consumption anymore; it isn’t limited by age and gender,” she added.
This action was supported enthusiastically by Semarang citizens. “It’s better to drink a cup of juice than smoking,” Santo, a participant, said.
Newsroom/Sari A Rahmawati