30 April 2014 -- Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Tobacco kills nearly six million people each year, of which more than 600 000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke. For World No Tobacco Day 2014, we are calling on countries to raise taxes on tobacco.
15 May 2013 - Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship is the theme of this year’s World No Tobacco Day, which takes place on 31 May 2013.
This yearly celebration informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, what WHO is doing to fight the tobacco epidemic, and what people around the world can do to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect future generations.
Every year, WHO recognizes individuals or organizations in each of the six WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control. This recognition takes the form of WHO Director-General Special Recognition Awards and World No Tobacco Day Awards.
World No Tobacco Day 2014 campaign
- World No Tobacco Day 2014 awards - the winners
Download the poster
- Campaign brochure: Raising tax on tobacco. What you need to know
- Video: Tobacco taxes made simple
- Online event: Raising taxes on tobacco: good for health, good for economies
- Goals of the campaign
- News release: WHO calls for higher tobacco taxes to save more lives