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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