World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and prevention around the world.
World Asthma Day 2008 will take place on Tuesday, May 6, 2008.
The theme of this year's event will be "You Can Control Your Asthma".
Smokers around the world, in surprising harmony with cigarette manufacturers, have lodged legal protests, claiming the 'awareness' day is just one long advertisement for Nicorette and Nicoderm.
Global Chainsmoker Initiative (GCI) has announced a companion 'awareness' package just in time for World Asthma Day 2008 called "You Can Enjoy Acquiring Asthma", available online at no cost, with helpful hints for planning local events. Lists of suggestions and 'talking points' are included, along with tips for improving 'awareness' of the rights of smokers and promoting healthful smoking.
Nicotine and iron-lung aficionados are encouraged to download the PDF, order tee-shirts and mark their calendars.