World NO Tobacco Day - May 31, 2009 - GET INVOLVED..

World No Tobacco Day - May 31, 2009

The theme of World No Tobacco Day 2009 is "Tobacco Health Warnings," with an emphasis on the picture warnings that have been shown to be particularly effective at making people aware of the health risks of tobacco use and convincing them to quit. More and more countries are fighting back against the epidemic of tobacco by requiring that packages of tobacco show the dangers of the product's use, as called for in guidelines to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
Showing the truth, saving lives: the case for pictorial health warnings

Why use picture warnings? | The focus | What you can do

We all await the results of the study by the European Union aimed at developing better graphic images..

World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on May 31. The member states of the World Health Organization created World No Tobacco Day in 1987. It draws global attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to its negative health effects. The day aims to reduce the 5.4 million yearly deaths from tobacco related health problems.

Previous World NO Tobacco Days..

We would like to suggest that the theme for 2010 be concerned with ENFORCEMENT of all the tobacco control measures that have been implemented around the world. -

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