Today, 31st May, is World No Tobacco Day. This special world health awareness day was created by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1987. Have you been able to stop smoking today? Will you be able to stop tomorrow?
Published on May 31, 2013
We’re supporting World No Tobacco Day – May 31st 2013 Check out our stat packed video, action packed with facts on tobacco around the world. Prepare to be shocked and informed
Now that you have watched the video, aren’t you scared to death? Don’t you realize that your addiction is killing you slowly but surely? To anyone who read this post, please, just quit smoking by any means. Not only you are damaging your health, but also the health of the people around you. Even if you do not smoke in their presence, you still keep the odor of tobacco on your clothes, your hair and everything you touch…
WHO: Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship
Published on May 19, 2013
Free yourself! This is WHO’s message to governments on World No Tobacco Day 2013, celebrated on 31 May. A comprehensive ban of all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship is required under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
Yet, only 19 countries, representing 6% of the world’s population, have comprehensive national bans. Tobacco kills nearly six million people every year, of which more than 600 000 are non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke.
World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on May 31. It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption across the globe. The day is further intended to draw global attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which currently lead to 5.4 million deaths worldwide annually.
The member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day in 1987. In the past twenty years, the day has been met with both enthusiasm and resistance across the globe from governments, public health organizations, smokers, growers, and the tobacco industry.