World No Tobacco Day in the Western Pacific

  Report credit: Annabel Lyman, FCA Pacific Island Countries Coordinator Every year, WHO recognizes individuals or organisations in each of the six WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control. There were 6 awardees in the Western Pacific region this year including the Cook Islands Ministry of Health. The Cook Islands ratified […]

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Romania World No Tobacco Day: ‘Ex-smokers are unstoppable’

  Photos and report credit: European Commission (http://www.exsmokers.eu/) World No Tobacco Day in Romania highlighted the European Commission’s ‘Ex-smokers are unstoppable’ campaign. A media roundtable was held, where two doctors discussed the benefits of smoking cessation. Two ex-smokers also shared their personal stories of quitting smoking. The event was attended by numerous media representatives, and […]

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World No Tobacco Day Vietnam: social media, a bike rally and public transport get the message out

  Contributors and photos: Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance; Stephen Hamill, World Lung Foundation; Tran Vu, Vietnam Public Health Association; Nguyen Xuan Lam, Vietnam Public Health Association. The national week of Tobacco Control in Vietnam kicked off with a ceremony held on 25 May. Organized by the Vietnam Committee on Smoking or Health (VINACOSH), it […]

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Bolivia: World No Tobacco Day focuses on youth

  Translation from original Spanish article kindly provided by Stan Shatenstein. The Bolivian news website laRazón reported that for World No Tobacco Day, the Health and Sport Ministry, in coordination with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), WHO, the  Municipal Government of La Paz, the Bolivian Police and Armed Forces organised a  festival to inform […]

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World No Tobacco Day in Gabon: focusing on policy

  Photo and report credit: Thanguy NZUE OBAME, Service du Travail de la Lolo Bouenguidi a Koulamoutou and Mouvement Populaire Pour la Santé au Gabon (MPS-GABON) World No Tobacco Day in Gabon focused on a number of high level meetings held with key authorities including the President of the National Assembly and the Minister Delegate […]

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The Philippines: Tobacco ‘crime scenes’ pop up in the metro on World No Tobacco Day

Photos and report credit: Nichola Liboro, HealthJustice On World No Tobacco Day in the Philippines capital Manila, commuters were stunned to find grisly crime scenes in various locations in the metro. The cause of death: tobacco.               The tobacco ‘crime scenes’ are actually art installations vividly illustrating what tobacco […]

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Congo World No Tobacco Day: Denouncing the influence of the tobacco industry on government policy

Photo and report credit: Célestin ZOUMA, Coordonateur du Réseau des ONG Congolaises de lutte antitabac ROCAT   The tobacco control group ROCAT in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Population and WHO Country celebrated World No Tobacco Day 2013 with a series of events including a press Conference by the Minister of Health briefing, […]

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World No Tobacco Day Poland: fighting breaches of TAPS bans

Photo and report credit: Dr Łukasz Balwicki, Polish Society for Health Programs A seminar entitled “Protecting children from tobacco industry’s marketing” took place at the Ministry of Health in Warsaw, Poland, on May 29, 2013. The objective of the seminar was to integrate efforts for effective enforcement of ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. The seminar was a […]

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Jamaica World No Tobacco Day

Photo and report credit: K. Morrish Cooke, Heart Foundation of Jamaica/Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control   A rainy start to the day did not dampen spirits or activities planned for WNTD in Jamaica. There were two main activities. One was an outside broadcast addressing tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship (TAPS). Representatives from the National Council […]

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