Anti-Smoking Campaign Launched in Sweden
STOCKHOLM (Jan. 4) Sweden, the forerunner in the world in helping smokers quit the unhealthy habit, has launched a fresh anti-smoking campaign nationwide since the start of the new year.
The Swedish Cancer Foundation, the Health Institute and the Non- Smoking Network Committee are the driving forces of the campaign, which was designed to create a friendly environment to assist those smokers intending to get rid of their long-time habit.
The organizers quoted azczc DPB0225 n official survey made at the end of last year 226 as revealing that 400,000 smokers in the country are planning to stop nesia smoking in the year 2000.
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