"My lungs look like this"

26th January 2007, Comments 0 comments

26 January 2007, BRUSSELS – The Vesalius Institute in Oostende, a vocational school for nurses, requires its students who smoke to wear special badges on their chests, Het Nieuwsblad reports.

26 January 2007

BRUSSELS – The Vesalius Institute in Oostende, a vocational school for nurses, requires  its students who smoke to wear special badges on their chests, Het Nieuwsblad reports.

The badges are very unappealing in their appearance. Each portrays the diseased lungs of a heavy smoker, black from accumulated toxins. The inscription on the badges reads: “my lungs may look like this”.

Smoking on the premises of the Vesalius Institute is still allowed, but this practice will also be discontinued from the start of the next school year.

The director of the institute considers the use of the unappealing badge an efficient measure to discourage smoking. 

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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