World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day takes place on May 31st. This event is being organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and aims to promote the awareness of the dangers and health risks of tobacco use to the public and to advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

As part of this awareness day, the WHO and the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control are calling on the worldwide public to prepare for the implementation of plain packaging tobacco products.

The hope is that these plain packages will reduce the attractiveness of tobacco products, restrict the use of tobacco packaging as a form of advertising and eliminate package design techniques that suggest that some products are less harmful than others.

World No Tobacco Day