World No Tobacco Day 2013: Free yourself!

May 29, 2013, 11:10 am

Did you know that only 19 countries (representing just 6% of the world’s population) have reached the highest level of achievement in banning tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship?

Free yourself! This is WHO's message to governments on World No Tobacco Day 2013, celebrated on 31 May. A comprehensive ban of all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship is required under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Tobacco kills nearly six million people every year, of which more than 600 000 are non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke.


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