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May 31st;
World No-Tobacco Day
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The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control' has been chosen by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be the theme of the World No Tobacco Day on 31st May, 2011.
Tobacco being the leading preventable cause of death, the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution in 1996 for an international framework convention on tobacco control.
The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the foremost tobacco control instrument, has 170 parties in agreement with its treaty, although it had enforced its impact only from 2005. The Convention reiterates the right of everyone to the highest standard of health and provides new legal dimensions for cooperation in tobacco control.

May 31st, 2011 will focus on the treaty’s importance and the responsibility the parties have to support the efforts in tobacco control. The alarming prediction that the death toll from tobacco use could rise to 8 million by 2030, and that from killing 100 million in the twentieth century, tobacco could claim a billion lives during the 21st century should spur the countries that are assenting parties to the Convention to take their obligations seriously.
One of the chief obligations that will be reaffirmed on World No Tobacco Day is that countries must fully implement the treaty to protect present and future generations from the devastating health, social, environmental and economic consequences of tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke.

What do people do?

World No Tobacco Day is a day for people, non-governmental organizations and governments organize various activities to make people aware of the health problems that tobacco use can cause. These activities include:

  • Public marches and demonstrations, often with vivid banners.
  • Advertising campaigns and educational programs.
  • People going into public places to encourage people to stop smoking.
  • Presentation of the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal as a way to honor military, police and civilian personnel who lost their lives while working for UN peacekeeping operations.
  • The introduction of bans on smoking in particular places or types of advertising.
  • Meetings for anti-tobacco campaigners.

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