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World No Tobacco Day

Sunday 31st of May is World No Tobacco Day.

It’s a day where global attention is focussed on the harm tobacco does to people, their families and wider communities.

Each year a different topic is highlighted. This year’s theme is:

Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use.

“For decades, the tobacco industry has deliberately employed strategic, aggressive and well-resourced tactics to attract youth to tobacco and nicotine products. Internal industry documents reveal in-depth research and calculated approaches designed to attract a new generation of tobacco users, from product design to marketing campaigns aimed at replacing the millions of people who die each year from tobacco attributable diseases with new consumers – youth.”

Source: https://www.who.int/news-room/campaigns/world-no-tobacco-day/world-no-tobacco-day-2020