Every year on May 31st, the World Health Organization and multiple partners band together to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.
This year’s World No Tobacco Day will promote the theme “Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship“.
The ultimate goal of World No Tobacco Day is to contribute to protect present and future generations not only from these devastating health consequences, but also against the social, environmental and economic scourges of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke.
Specific objectives of the 2013 campaign are to:
spur countries to implement WHO FCTC Article 13 and its Guidelines to comprehensively ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship such that fewer people start and continue to use tobacco; and
drive local, national and international efforts to counteract tobacco industry efforts to undermine tobacco control, specifically industry efforts to stall or stop comprehensive bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.
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