Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2010

Protect women from tobacco marketing and smoke

Call to civil society and nongovernmental organizations
  • Advocate for full implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

  • Urge governments to take into account the specific needs of both women and men in the development of tobacco control strategies.

  • Share information about the importance of controlling the global tobacco epidemic among women.

  • Help to educate women about the tobacco industry's attempts to ensnare them and the dangers of tobacco use.

  • Sensitize men to the harm that their second-hand smoke inflicts on the women and children with whom they live and work.