World No Tobacco Day 2003 events around the world
African Region Botswana. Miss No Tobacco Day 2003 contest, no sales of tobacco products on 31 May, cessation information and clinics available to the public and school drama, poetry and essay competitions in Jwaneng Town. For more information, contact Jwaneng Environment Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Burkina Faso. WNTD march and bicycle race, television and radio programme on Tobacco Free Film, Tobacco Free Fashion. Democratic Republic of Congo. WNTD information and radio information campaigns in Kikwit, Lusanga, Soa et Bulungu. For more information, contact Wampie Lutene, SOS Fumeurs, email@example.com.
Togo. WNTD information campaign for video kiosk owners and cinema managers on the dangers of tobacco and how it is promoted on the big screen (and the small screen). For more information, contact Patrick AGBAVON, Association Togolaise des Jeunes pour le Développement, firstname.lastname@example.org
Uganda. WNTD debate, open to public at Hotel Africana, Kampala.
Eastern Mediterranean Region
Qatar. WNTD school competitions, exhibitions and seminars and information campaigns organized by the Health Education Center at the Ministry of Public Health. For more information, contact Amanulla Vadakkangara, email@example.com
Lebanon. Tobacco Free Films celebration featuring film stars from the region. For more information, contact Dr Fatima M S El Awa, AlAwaF@emro.who.int.
Albania. WNTD information campaigns and prizes, television talk shows on Tobacco Free Film, Tobacco Free Fashion, statements from Miss Elegance 2001 and prominent actors. For more information, contact Dr Roland Shuperka, firstname.lastname@example.org
Armenia. Broadcast of two television programmes on Tobacco Free Film, Tobacco Free Fashion, a fashion show and airing of the movie “Insider” on a national TV station. For more information, contact Dr Alexander Bazarjyan email@example.com
Azerbaijan. WNTD fashion show and production of videos and other information material by leading national designer. For more information, contact Dr Hasra Huseynov at the Ministry of Health, Fax: +99412 987260
Belarus. WNTD media seminar and video public service announcement. For more information, contact Dr Andrei Sekach, firstname.lastname@example.org
Belgium. Press briefing and WNTD celebration in the European Parliament. For more information, contact Mr Paul van den Meerssche, email@example.com
Bosnia & Herzegovina Federation. Round table and press briefing on Tobacco Free Film, Tobacco Free Fashion and tobacco control. For more information, contact Professor Ajnija Omanic, firstname.lastname@example.org
Republika Srpska. WNTD radio and television programmes, information campaigns. For more information, contact Dr Zivana Gavric, email@example.com
Bulgaria. “No to cigarettes” children’s art competition, WNTD television and radio broadcasts, information campaigns, free medical check-ups and cessation advice. For more information, contact Dr Tzveta Timcheva, firstname.lastname@example.org Estonia. WNTD press briefing and information campaign. For more information, contact Dr Andrus Lipand, Andrus.Lipand@sm.ee.
France. The National Centre for Cinema information campaign on Tobacco and Cinema. Top models from “Elite” a group of women’s magazines call on their colleagues not to promote tobacco. For more information, contact, Mr Pascal Melihan Cheinin, email@example.com
Georgia. WNTD petition on Tobacco Free Film, Tobacco Free Fashion signed by film, fashion, health and cultural figures. Television and radio programmes. For more information, contact Dr Ramaz Urushadze, firstname.lastname@example.org
Germany. Information campaign and activities on “Film und Fernsehen: Mit Schall, ohne Rauch” ( in English “Film and TV: With Sound, without Smoke” ). For more information, contact Ms Michaela Schreiber, email@example.com or Dr Martina Pötschke-Langer from the Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg, M.Poetschke-Langer@dkfz.de
Iceland. WNTD supplement in national newspapers and information campaigns For more information contact Dr Thorsteinn Njalsson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ireland. Discussion on "Do movies sell smoking?" with the chairman of the Irish Film Board and film directors. WNTD art exhibition and radio public service announcement. For more information, contact Mr Thomas Power, email@example.com
Italy. WNTD press briefing, technical seminar, distribution, in 500 Italian squares, of 50.000 t-shirts carrying the WNTD logo "tobacco free film, tobacco free fashion" and the signatures of 35 designers (among whom Renato Balestra, Rocco Barocco, Mariella Burani, Enrico Coveri, Lancetti, Les Copains, Gai Mattiolo) accepting WHO’s call for fashion to take a stand against tobacco. For more information, contact Ms. Cristiana Salvi, WHO European Centre for Environment and Health in Rome, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kazakhstan. WNTD radio and television programmes, information campaigns. For more information, contact Dr Aigul Tastanova, email@example.com Kyrgyzstan. Competition and prizes for best musical number, best advertising, best humor , best fashion collection on the theme of Beauty and health against tobacco. For more information, contact Dr Chinara Bekbasarova, firstname.lastname@example.org
France. Free carbon monoxyde tests for personnel and visitors to Grenoble University Hospital and showing of films and other materials on tobacco control and WNTD. For more information contact, Dr Plassart, JMPlassart@chu-grenoble.fr
France. Fitness trail with the participation of European running champion at the Meaux Hospital. For more information, contact the Association Mieux Vivre Sans Tabac, email@example.com
Spain. Projection of “The Insider” and other films related to Tobacco Related Film, Tobacco Related Fashion. Course on the treatment of tobacco addiction. For more information, contact Maria Jose Duaso, University of Navarra, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Switzerland. Distribution of WNTD information, free cessation counseling, implementation of the “Smoke Free Hospital” project at the Bern University Hospital. For more information, contact Silvia Büchler, email@example.com
Brazil. Series of WNTD fashion shows and exhibitions of fashions and designs with the participation of the Ministry of Health and the National Cancer Institute. For more information, visit http://www.inca.org.br
United States. Youth-led WNTD fashion show, information campaigns and other activities in Maryland. For more information, contact Reaching Objectives through Joint Actions, ROJAcares@aol.com.
South-East Asian Region
Bangladesh. Alliance Against Tobacco Products (ATP) peaceful sit-in demonstration at the Central Shaheed Minar, Dhaka on May 31 to demand immediate implementation of Anti-Tobacco Law.
India. Celebration of “No Tobacco Week” with awareness lectures in about 30 schools, appeals by academicians and scholars of Punjab to join hands for combating tobacco epidemic, and publication of various studies. For more information, contact Renuka Sarabjeet Singh, Punjab Agricultural University, firstname.lastname@example.org.
India. WNTD information seminars in naval facilities and schools in the Mumbai area. For more information, contact Surg Lt Cdr Sougat Ray, email@example.com.
India. Debates and information sessions for medical students at the Department of Community Medicine at College of Medicine, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Deemed University), Cochin, India. For more information contact Dr.V.Lohi Das, firstname.lastname@example.org
Western Pacific Region
Australia. Tobacco control information distributed in Sydney. WNTD messages incorporated at local cinema throughout the month of May 2003. For more information, contact Jacky Hony, Health Promotion Service, South East Health, email@example.com
Hong Kong SAR. China. World No Tobacco Day letter campaign to representatives of local film industry. Study of tobacco in local movies. Smoking cessation information campaign. For more information, contact Paula Cheng, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Macao SAR, China, WNTD information campaigns for youth and for the general public. Launch of WNTD video, created by young people on 31 May. For more information, contact Dr Chan Tan Mui, Department of Health, email@example.com .