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This Powerful Campaign Impresses People And Makes Them Quit Smoking

This Powerful Campaign Impresses People And Makes Them Quit Smoking

“The Message from the Lungs” is loud and clear: Stop. Smoking.

Although most smokers probably don’t think too much about it, the above video shows just how much tar builds up in your lungs over a lifetime of inhaling carcinogenic material.

In conjunction with the Thai Health Promotion Foundation and Faculty of Medicine for Chulalongkorn University, BBDO Proximity Thailand extracted tar from the lungs of a man who had smoked for 50 years of his life on a daily basis, and created ink from it. They then bottled and distributed it to the public, accompanied by a demonstration of just how much ink was created, and how incredibly dark it is.

Though the exhibition was, of course, meant to reach all members of the public, BBDO Proximity Thailand focused its efforts on “current and potential smokers to see how smoking can harm their lungs and their bodies, and also convince them to quit sooner.”

Although the dangers of smoking are well-documented and generally well-known, many people continue to ignore warning signs throughout their lives. Smokers need to be especially aware of the dangers of second-hand smoke, which can affect loved ones who have never voluntarily taken a single puff of a cigarette. New studies have shown the detrimental effects of third-hand smoke, a relatively new concept which focuses on the residual smoke deposits on clothes, hair, skin, and surfaces throughout the household of smokers.

If you or someone you know and love needs help quitting smoking, check out this helpful guide full of tips and other resources to assist you along the way to a more healthy lifestyle.

Featured photo credit: Flickr via flickr.com

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Last Updated on October 6, 2020

6 Signs It’s Time to Change Your Life

6 Signs It’s Time to Change Your Life

Is it time to make some changes in your life? It just might be. Life is too short to not live it to the fullest.

Here are some signs it’s time to change your life.

1. Every week, you cannot wait for Friday.

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    Fridays are fun, but one thing I’ve discovered in my quest to find and do work I absolutely love is that almost every day can be really fun. If you’re saving all your living for the weekends, it’s time to truly think about your lifestyle and consider making some changes. Don’t get me wrong; it’s great to have plans you look forward to on the weekends, but what if you could have that excited Friday feeling most, if not all, days of the week? It takes a lot of self-discovery and work, but it’s truly possible to live a life you love—even on Mondays.

    2. You live for your vacations.

    Vacations are great, but what’s even better is building a life you don’t need to take a vacation from. As Seth Godin said, “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” Vacations are fun and exciting, but even better is building a life where you have the potential to do what lights you up many weeks of the year, not just your two allotted vacation weeks.

    3. When you stop and think about it, you’re really not focusing your life on your priorities.

    Write down your 3 top priorities. Then write down the 3 things you focus most of your life on. Are you spending your time living your top priorities? Consistently spending time doing what matters most to you is one of the keys to feeling fulfilled in your life. If you’re not focusing your life on what’s important to you, it’s time to make some changes.

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    4. You have no idea what lights you up, and you don’t have the space in your life to discover it.

    If you haven’t found your passion in your current life, you’re not going to find it if you continue to do your same routine, over and over, year after year. In order to discover what lights you up, start by creating the space in your life to seek it. Give yourself time to figure out who you are, what your strengths are, and what picques your interest. Experiment with learning new things, spending time with inspiring people, and doing more of what excites you and less of the things that suck your energy.

    5. You’re frequently jealous.

    If you find yourself frequently feeling jealous of someone, there are 3 changes to consider making:

    1. Make a point to focus on your path instead of his or her journey. Sometimes this involves taking a break from social media.
    2. Get inspired from the person you’re jealous of, and work toward a similar goal in your life.
    3. Decide what the other person has is not something you are willing to put in the effort to achieve, so you’ll cheer him or her on but choose to not be jealous.

    When you are feeling jealous, consider why you want what the other person has, and what your motives are. Living a life on your terms, focused on your priorities, passions, and strengths, will provide you with much more fulfillment than trying to be somebody else.

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    6. You can’t remember the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone.

    According to Neale Donald Walsch, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Your life can become even more amazing if you stretch beyond your comfort zone. If you’re not sure where to start, try the tips in this article about small ways to step out of your comfort zone.

    Life is too short to spend your years not living to your full potential. If you decide you’re ready to change your life, I encourage you to start taking small action steps toward the life you want to live. Keep moving forward.

    Check out this video if you’re ready to make a change in life:

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