Cigarettes are smoked by over 1.1 billion people. While Smoking rates have leveled off or declined in developed nations, in developing nations Tobacco consumption continues to rise at a rate of around 3.4% per annum.
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World No-Tobacco Day [WHO] - 31 May
° Interventions at the population level
° Interventions to help smokers and other tobacco users to quit
° Interventions to prevent tobacco use
° Interventions to reduce harm in people who use tobacco
° Other reviews managed by the Tobacco Addiction Group
Friday is World No Tobacco Day.
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.
° Read more about World No Tobacco Day 2013
° Download the posters
° Download the video [wmv, 00:00:29]