World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2017

The theme for World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2017, is "Tobacco – a threat to development." WHO South-East Asia has high burden of tobacco use prevalence. To counter the threat posed by tobacco epidemic, governments, partners and the public should take measures to promote health and development.

Accelerating WHO FCTC Implementation in the WHO SEA Region–A PRACTICAL Approach

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is an evidence-based treaty that reaffirms the right of all people to the highest standard of health and was developed in response to the globalization of the tobacco epidemic.

Tobacco control for sustainable development

The global burden of tobacco use is well known and so are the adverse health, economic, social and environment consequences of tobacco use. Tobacco has also been recognized as a threat to development, which is being emphasized through the theme of World No Tobacco Day 2017 – “Tobacco – a threat to development”.

Mental health status of adolescents in South-East Asia: Evidence for action

This publication provides evidence from nationally representative school health surveys, implemented as part of the Global School-based Student Health Survey Initiative, on prevalence of self-reported suicidal behaviours and other warning signs of mental health problems.


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