- Highlight the links between the use of tobacco products, tobacco control and sustainable development.
- Encourage countries to include tobacco control in their national responses to 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
- Support Member States and civil society to combat tobacco industry interference in political processes, in turn leading to stronger national tobacco control action.
- Encourage broader public and partner participation in national, regional and global efforts to develop and implement development strategies and plans and achieve goals that prioritize action on tobacco control.
- Demonstrate how individuals can contribute to making a sustainable, tobacco-free world, either by committing to never taking up tobacco products, or by quitting the habit.
Even though World No Tobacco Day is just one day, you can do something every day to prevent and reduce the harm of tobacco in your family and in your community. Here are some easy ways to do it:
- Make sure your family knows the risk of tobacco and talk to your children and teens about the harms of smoke.
- Promote smoke-free environments in your community to reduce secondhand smoke.
- Talk to supervisors and managers of multi-unit housing complexes to try to implement smoke-free policies in your complex.
- Celebrate other tobacco-related awareness days and events such as National Kick Butts Day and Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
- If you are a current smoker, and want to quit, visit websites like smokefree.gov to learn how to quit and stay smoke free today!
To learn more about the health effects of tobacco usage, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. For more information about World No Tobacco Day and tobacco-free events and news, like the World Health Organization (WHO) on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @WHO.