2017 World No Tobacco Day

Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 is “Tobacco – a threat to development.”

 

About the campaign

  • It will demonstrate the threats that the tobacco industry poses to the sustainable development of all countries, including the health and economic well-being of their citizens
  • It will propose measures that governments and the public should take to promote health and development by confronting the global tobacco crisis.

ACOSH WNTD video series

In the lead up to the 2017 WNTD, ACOSH is releasing a series of short videos. The first video features tobacco control expert Professor Mike Daube, AO, Professor of Health Policy at Curtin University and ACOSH Life Member. Professor Daube talks about how to achieve a Tobacco Free Australia. The series will also include tobacco control experts talking about local government’s role in tobacco control, ACOSH priorities and Indigenous tobacco control.

 

 

The second video of the series features Mr Vic Andrich, President | Environmental Health Australia (WA) and ACOSH Secretary. Mr Andrich talks about how local government can further reduce the prevalence of smoking.