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World No Tobacco Day

Wednesday, May 8, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lynsey Mellon
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Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization and partners around the globe participate in World No Tobacco Day. The focus is on highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death globally and is currently responsible for killing one in 10 adults worldwide.

The theme for 2013 World No Tobacco Day is: ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

The goal of World No Tobacco Day is to contribute to protect present and future generations not only from the devastating health consequences, but also against the social, environmental and economic scourges of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke.

Visit the WHO World No Tobacco Day webpage for more information on the objectives of 2013 World No Tobacco Day, information for quitting tobacco and the Tobacco Free Initiative.