WHEREAS, it is common knowledge that smoking, especially of cigarettes, is damaging to health and that nicotine is an addictive substance; and
WHEREAS, since it was created in 1987, the Member States of the World Health Organization have drawn global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes; and
WHEREAS, this yearly celebration informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco and educates people around the world about their right to a healthy lifestyle and protecting future generations; and
WHEREAS, such a demonstration of success indicates that World No Tobacco Day has potential for improving the health of the people of Delaware County; and
WHEREAS, the young people of Delaware County and elsewhere are especially susceptible to the use of tobacco and are in need of leadership to help them avoid embracing the unhealthy habit of smoking.
THEREFORE, I, Thomas N. Micozzie, Mayor of Upper Darby Township, along with the Township Council, proclaim Tuesday, May 31, 2016 as:
in Upper Darby Township. We call upon the residents of Upper Darby Township to raise their level of awareness of the effects of tobacco use.
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