The "Klinik Barmelweid" held an event for all employees for World No Tobacco World Day - to show how smoking affects our body's sensory system.
All employees received different fruit juices free of charge and were used to demonstrate how our senses support us to stay healthy!
The senses are indispensable for humans because they protect us and help it to orient itself. The classic senses are taste, hearing, sight and the sense of smell and touch. The senses are the "alarm sensors" of the body and therefore are a classic protective mechanism, which protect the body from danger.
Smoking unfortunately inhibits our ability to taste and smell. The good news is after you stop smoking for 48 hours, smells and scents are better perceived again, and the sense of taste improves.
Let old habits disappear ....
Topic of this year’s “World No Tobacco Day” campaign at the Kantonspital Baden Hospital was focused on the sense of smelling with the intention: “Instead of smoking a cigarette, enjoy a bracing smell of a refreshing tissue first”.
More than 700 refreshing tissues were distributed
Many expert talks were hold
Some requests for a “No Tobacco Future” were registered at the nicotine consulting station.
“Would you like to change your behaviour of smoking? We can assist you!” Referred to the recent study of the Addiction Monitoring in Switzerland, about 1/3 of the smokers have the purpose to give up smoking within the next six months.
Just even little changes can help, step by step, to reach a personal smoke-free future.