The theme for this year's World No Tobacco Day is Gender and Tobacco, with an emphasis on marketing to women. WHO will use the day to draw particular attention to the harmful effects of tobacco marketing and smoke on women and girls.
The World Health Assembly created World No Tobacco Day in 1987 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and its lethal effects. It provides an opportunity to highlight specific tobacco control messages and to promote adherence to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Tobacco use is the number one preventable epidemic that the health community faces.
Related links- World No Tobacco Day site
- WHO's Tobacco Free Initiative
- More about tobacco abuse and control
Source: World Health Organization (WHO)