World No Tobacco Day 2015: Stop illicit trade of tobacco products

Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

Workshop for Parties in Asia to promote ratification of the Protocol concluded

9-11 December 2014, Nine Parties - Cambodia, China, Lao People’s Democratic Republic), Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Thailand and Viet Nam – participated in the first in a series of multisectoral workshops to promote ratification of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. The workshop was hosted by the Government of Myanmar and held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

"Smoking Kills" the message delivered by WHO and MoH to the National Parliament

27 August 2014 - Dr. Jorge Mario Luna, WHO Representative, gave a presentation to National Parliament Committee “F” members and senior government advisors on the urgent need to take action in the fight against tobacco. Over 70 % of men use tobacco in Timor-Leste, which is one of the highest prevalence rates in the world.

Nepal’s initiative to use pictorial warnings on tobacco packages will save lives: WHO

27 April, Kathmandu, Nepal: The World Health Organization applauded Nepal’s initiative to provide pictorial health warnings covering 75% of all tobacco packages to warn users that tobacco kills. Over half of men (52%) use any kind of tobacco in Nepal. Nearly one in three (30%) smokes manufactured cigarettes, 7% uses other smoked products, and 35% uses smokeless tobacco products: all of which must now carry pictorial health warnings.


Dr Nyo Nyo Kyaing
Regional Advisor,
Tobacco Free Initiative

Dr Dhirendra Narain Sinha
Regional Adviser,
Surveillance, (Tobacco Control)

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