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World No Tobacco Day 2017: how different countries are celebrating

31 May, 17 | by Marita Hefler, News Editor

This page brings together coverage from around the world of World No Tobacco Day. It will be updated regularly with tweets, photos and links to news coverage.

The theme of World No Tobacco Day 2017 is Tobacco – a threat to development. 

New Zealand started with a world first by announcing that its military will become completely smoke free by 2020. Read the story here. There is still much to be done in New Zealand to achieve the government’s goal of being smoke-free by 2025.I

In Australia, there is strong action being taken by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services to reduce the high smoking prevalence among Indigenous people.

In Indonesia, the National Commission on Tobacco Control is urging the government to sign the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Read the story here.

Nigeria is a country in the sights of the tobacco industry. Smoke Free Nigeria is saying #NoTobacco.

In Austria, a new study released to mark WNTD has found that increasing the price of tobacco by 5%, it will result in a drop in consumption of 3.5%. Read the study here. 

In the USA, ASH has released a new report highlighting how the country is falling behind other countries – and it is the most vulnerable who are paying the price.

https://twitter.com/AshOrg/status/869559802283917314

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