World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2021

25 May 2021

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently launched a year-long global campaign for World No Tobacco Day 2021, under the theme ‘commit to quit’. This campaign aims to support 100 million people worldwide in their attempt to give up tobacco products, using various initiatives and digital solutions. It hopes to help create healthier environments that are conducive to quitting tobacco by: 

  • advocating for strong tobacco cessation policies 
  • promoting increased access to cessation services 
  • raising awareness of tobacco industry tactics 
  • empowering tobacco users to make successful attempts to quit through ‘quit and win’ initiatives

Source: WHO, May 2021