World No Tobacco Day 2020

World No Tobacco Day 2020: protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use

For decades, the tobacco industry has deliberately employed strategic, aggressive and well-resourced tactics to attract youth to tobacco and nicotine products. Internal industry documents reveal in-depth research and calculated approaches designed to attract a new generation of tobacco users, from product design to marketing campaigns aimed at replacing the millions of people who die each year from tobacco-attributable diseases with new consumers – youth.
In response to the tobacco and nicotine industries’ systematic, aggressive and sustained tactics to attract a new generation of tobacco users, World No Tobacco Day 2020 will provide a counter-marketing campaign and empower young people to engage in the fight against Big Tobacco.


E-cigarettes are harmful to health

5 February 2020 - Globally, there are 1.1 billion adult smokers, 60% of them want or intend to quit. Much has been written and said about the potential of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) such as e-cigarettes to help tobacco users quit. While the evidence is still inconclusive, e-cigarettes are often used along with one or more tobacco products. As this is the practice with many ENDS users, the health effects of two or more products are combined.

How to make your campus smoke-free

5 February 2020 - This step-by-step guide was prepared by the World Health Organization (WHO), the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) Secretariat, and the UN Interagency Task Force (UNIATF) on NCDs to support UN agencies in the establishment of smoke-free campuses.

WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2019

Offer help to quit tobacco use

26 July 2019 -- The report "Offering help to quit tobacco use" tracks the status of the tobacco epidemic and interventions to combat it.

The report finds that more countries have implemented tobacco control policies, ranging from graphic pack warnings and advertising bans to no smoking areas. About 5 billion people – 65% of the world’s population – are covered by at least one comprehensive tobacco control measure, which has more than quadrupled since 2007 when only 1 billion people and 15% of the world’s population were covered.

World No Tobacco Day 2019

World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2019

Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). The annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form.

The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2019 is on "tobacco and lung health."


Video: How to quit smoking

Panel discussion: tobacco and lung health

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