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Videos: World No Tobacco Day 2016

31 May 2016

WHO Director-General statement on plain packaging of tobacco products

On World No Tobacco Day 2016, WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan says plain packaging of tobacco products is an evidence-based measure that works to control tobacco use that can, in turn, save lives.


Public service announcement

Plain packaging of tobacco products is an important demand reduction measure. It reduces the attractiveness of tobacco products, restricts use of tobacco packaging as a form of advertising, limits misleading packaging and labelling, and increases the effectiveness of health warnings.