World No Tobacco Day
The World Health Organization (WHO) has selected “The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control” as the theme of World No Tobacco Day, which will take place on Tuesday, 31 May 2011.
The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is the world’s foremost tobacco control instrument. The first treaty ever negotiated under the auspices of WHO, it represents a signal achievement in the advancement of public health. In force only since 2005, it is already one of the most rapidly and widely embraced treaties in the history of the United Nations, with more than 170 Parties. An evidence-based treaty, it reaffirms the right of all people to the highest standard of health and provides new legal dimensions for cooperation in tobacco control.
Want to Quit Smoking?
Access to information and support is an important part of any quit attempt, which is available through the Quitline telephone support service or by talking to your GP, Pharmacist or other health professionals.
The Quitline is a free confidential and non-judgmental service provided by specially-trained people. Quitline advisors know how difficult it can be for some smokers to quit, and that it can take several attempts. They can provide information on any aspect of giving up smoking. The Quitline can also provide free self-help material and offers a free telephone call-back support service to help smokers through the quitting process.
To order a FREE self help Quit Pack
Call the Quitline on 13 QUIT (13 7848)
SMS your name and address to
0408 264 664
or click here.