World No Tobacco Day 2013

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31 May 2013

Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners everywhere mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death globally and is currently responsible for killing one in 10 adults worldwide.

The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2013 is: ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

A comprehensive ban of all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship is required under the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) for all Parties to this treaty within five years of the entry into force of the Convention for that Party. Evidence shows that comprehensive advertising bans lead to reductions in the numbers of people starting and continuing smoking. Statistics show that banning tobacco advertising and sponsorship is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce tobacco demand and thus a tobacco control “best buy”.

Message of the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Luis G. Sambo, on the occasion of World no Tobacco Day 2013

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Awards

Winners of the 2013 World No Tobacco Day Awards in the African Region
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Video: Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship


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Brochure

Brochure: Banning tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. What you need to know


Posters

WHO has designed two posters for use around the world during this year’s World No Tobacco Day campaign. The posters can be downloaded in different formats.

Poster: Free yourself!

Affiche de la Journée mondiale sans tabac 2013 dénonçant la manipulation des industriels
 
Affiche de la Jounrée mondiale sans tabac représentant une marionnette avec des fils
 
Libérez vous!