Dusit Thani marks No Tobacco Day

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The Dusit Thani Hotel’s “new generation” took part in activities against smoking as the resort marked World No Tobacco Day.

General Manager Chatchawal Supachayanont led employees in the June 3 “Dusit’s New Generation Unites Not to Smoke” event to mark the UN-declared anti-smoking day celebrated globally each May 31.

Following speeches and calls to quit smoking, employees who had quit smoking in the past year received certificates. Chatchawal said there are about 80 smokers among more than 300 staffers. The annual event can help 2-3 staff to quit smoking per year, he said.

Dusit Thani Hotel employees take part in the “Dusit’s New Generation Unites Not to Smoke” event to mark No Tobacco Day.Dusit Thani Hotel employees take part in the “Dusit’s New Generation Unites Not to Smoke” event to mark No Tobacco Day.

World No Tobacco Day is organized by the United Nations. Special emphasis is placed on students, as the U.N. says 90 percent of new smokers are between 15 and 24 years old. Smoking kills 480 people per hour globally and smokers spend on average about 42,340 baht on cigarettes a year.