Folks may not come out and say it artwoman although Drs. and Scientists sure do, but People have been told for many decades that the People who smoke are blamed for their own cancer and the cancer of others with their secondhand smoke. Alcohol causes cancer, being overweight(obese) causes cancer and so on.
DiabetesDad, although it's not totally what you are talking about but there are walks in North America and other countries for Diabetes. On November 14th lots of Families and Friends gather together or at activities for the day to acknowledge Diabetes. On that same day, most of the world light up a significant building, monument, bridge, etc. in blue for Diabetes. Houses are lighted with blue, People wear blue, they decorate anything and everything in blue. There are lots of Advocates who start get togethers and groups for Diabetics. Granted, more are for Type 2 but that's okay. It's a start. There's groups on Tud for achieving 20+, 30+, 50+ years(isn't there) and on other sites? Our Friend Richard Vaughn says there is a group on FB for Diabetics who have had Diabetes for more than 50 years(no one else allowed :) ). People over 50 years with D even get medals and other gifts which is Heartwarming and Special. Diabetics with 25 years with Diabetes get a Certificate of acknowledgement for their achievement which is pretty Cool too(I missed out on that one). There are magazines and newspapers that write about lots of People with Diabetes who have made the big 50, 75 and 80 years of achievement with Diabetes. And there's more, not all groups of course, but Special events all in themselves for being created making us proud that we have survived for as long as we have. Go out and create a Diabetes Group for how many years achievement that you want Diabetes Dad. :)