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.
Tobacco threatens development on many fronts – health, poverty, women & children, and the environment.#NoTobacco 🚭https://t.co/9w8K8IeRKz pic.twitter.com/ZOpmG8t1Vz
— WHO (@WHO) May 31, 2017
In low-income countries, sometimes >10% of household income is spent on #tobacco
👉👉less money for food, education & healthcare#NoTobacco 🚭 pic.twitter.com/X00FVevaL2
— WHO South-East Asia (@WHOSEARO) May 31, 2017
Tobacco spending drains resources from households & affects poverty & hunger Find out how https://t.co/p002dmTKBc #FoodNotTobacco #NoTobacco pic.twitter.com/odpPpxcGVA
— WHO Western Pacific (@WHOWPRO) May 30, 2017
Tobacco destroys not only your health & that of your loved ones but also the environment https://t.co/CMEwbGXs9m #TreesNotTobacco #NoTobacco pic.twitter.com/450z5sadjR
— WHO Western Pacific (@WHOWPRO) May 31, 2017
Tobacco harms development but tobacco control is included in the Sustainable Development Goals, #SDGs #NoTobacco@MikeBloomberg @ncdalliance pic.twitter.com/tw70xkX5t8
— FCA (@FCAforTC) May 30, 2017
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
#NZ has ambitious target to be #smokefree by 2025. Much has been achieved, but much more needs to be done. My op ed: https://t.co/r4oGxKUO7R pic.twitter.com/KH0Th4sojZ
— Helen Clark (@HelenClarkNZ) May 28, 2017
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.
Aboriginal Health #smoking lots of #ACCHO events 31 May #WNTD2017 #WorldNoTobaccoDay Video intro Tom Calma https://t.co/9mHVtYsEof pic.twitter.com/uoGcN9kb3W
— Aboriginal Health (@NACCHOAustralia) May 31, 2017
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.
#Tobacco is a threat to our young ones and global economy…..#AfricaNoTobacco….#NoTobacco….#KickOutTobacco pic.twitter.com/VtXWm28Unl
— Tobacco Control NG (@TobaccoCtrl) May 30, 2017
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.
A @MedUni_Vienna study shows that increasing the price of tobacco reduces consumption https://t.co/I0QRZtMseQ
— ASH (@ASH_LDN) May 31, 2017
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.