CDC, WHO Discuss Efforts To Reduce Tobacco Use On World Day

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: World No Tobacco Day — Tobacco Surveillance in Barangay Looc, Province of Zambales, Philippines; Reflections on GTCB’s Worldwide Impact
Edward Rainey, IT specialist and public health analyst with the CDC Foundation’s Office on Smoking and Health’s Global Tobacco Control Branch (GTCB), discusses U.S. efforts in the Philippines to obtain data on the burden of tobacco (5/27).

WHO: World No Tobacco Day 2016: Get ready for plain packaging
WHO Director-General Margaret Chan discusses the agency’s efforts and approach to tobacco control, noting, “This year on World No Tobacco Day, being held on 31 May, WHO is calling on governments to get ready for plain packaging of tobacco products. … The evidence tells us that plain packaging reduces the attractiveness of tobacco products. It restricts tobacco advertising and promotion. It limits misleading packaging and labeling. And it increases the effectiveness of health warnings” (5/30).