Adventists & Food
Trading watermelon for cigarettes in Serbia
Trading cigarettes for watermelon in Serbia?
August 2013: Seventh-day Adventist young people from across Europe helped clear the air in Novi Sad’s Liberty Square, where they asked passers-by to trade their cigarettes for watermelon and other fresh fruit on a warm summer day.
The effort helped raise awareness of the benefits of healthy living. ( Seventh-day Adventists sponsor nearly 100 hospitals and clinics in 21 countries.)
Benjamin Zihlman and Reimo Butscher from Switzerland expressed surprise when most of the residents were willing to swap not just their lit cigarettes, but their entire pack of cigarettes. Others went further, indicating a desire to quit smoking altogether and exchanging contact information with the young volunteers.
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