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Saturday, 31 May 2014

World No Tobacco Day 2014, May 31.


World No Tobacco Day 2014

The health risks associated with tobacco use

30 April 2014 -- Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Tobacco kills nearly six million people each year, of which more than 600 000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke. For World No Tobacco Day 2014, we are calling on countries to raise taxes on tobacco.

WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Confronting The Tobacco Epidemic - In a New Era of Trade and Investment Liberalization.

WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2013

World No Tobacco Day 2014 campaign


Understanding the tobacco industry's practices is crucial for the success of tobacco control policies. In this context, it's important also to understand that tobacco products are the only legally available products that can kill up to one half of their regular users if consumed as recommended by the manufacturer.
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