31 May 2010

World No Tobacco Day 2010

Monday, 31 May is World No Tobacco Day 2010. This year's theme is "Gender and tobacco with an emphasis on marketing to women".

The tobacco industry targets women to replace the up to half of current users of tobacco who will die eventually of a tobacco-related disease. The World Health Organization urges governments, civil society and the general public to protect women and girls from tobacco marketing and smoke.

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