world tobacco free day

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“There was a young lady named Mae
Who smoked without stopping all day;
As pack followed pack,
Her lungs first turned black,
And eventually rotted away.”
― Edward Gorey, Floating Worlds: The Letters of Edward Gorey & Peter F.

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smokerrs 31st may 2013 is the world tobacco free day

Of the various needs to limit tobacco use a major factor  is the ban of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

31st may, marks the world no tobacco day, for WHO and partners.  The day highlights the health risks, and looks at effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

Tobacco  is responsible for killing one in 10 adults. This year the focus is on ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

The specific goals would be

  • To implement the WHOFCTC article 13 and its guidelines to comprehensively ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship such that fewer people try tobacco out.
  • To identify and counteract the local, national and international efforts to counter tobacco industry efforts to stall or stop ban of tobacco advertising and promotion of sponsorship.

Even before we launch into this the need would be to identify

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