On the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, a message from the president of Airspace:
On behalf of the Members and the Board of Directors of Airspace Action on Smoking and Health, the world's leading all-volunteer anti-tobacco organization, I'd like to express our most sincere condolences to the families (children, grand-children, great grand-children, et al) and friends of all those who were lost in the Titanic tragedy 100 years ago today.
As tragic as the sinking of the Titanic was, it was an accident.
Globally, at the rate of one death every five seconds, tobacco kills the same number of people - about 1,500 - every two hours. That's every two hours.
For the record: after the impact with the iceberg, the Titanic continued to float for about 2 3/4 hours.
Tobacco is a Titanic tragedy... every two hours. And that is no accident.
Help Airspace Action on Smoking and Health put an end to the massacre.