World No Tobacco Day 2017 theme is "Tobacco – a threat to development. (13122016)

Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World NoTobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.
The aims of 2017 are to: (1) Highlight the links between the use of tobacco products, tobacco control and sustainable development. (2) Encourage countries to include tobacco control in their national responses to 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. (3) Support Member States and civil society to combat tobacco industry interference in political processes, in turn leading to stronger national tobacco control action. (4) Encourage broader public and partner participation in national, regional and global efforts to develop and implement development strategies and plans and achieve goals that prioritize action on tobacco control. (5) Demonstrate how individuals can contribute to making a sustainable, tobacco-free world, either by committing to never taking up tobacco products, or by quitting the habit.


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