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On World No Tobacco Day 2017, WHO Calls On Governments To Implement Strong Tobacco Control Measures

WHO: World No Tobacco Day 2017: Beating tobacco for health, prosperity, the environment and national development
“Action to stamp out tobacco use can help countries prevent millions of people falling ill and dying from tobacco-related disease, combat poverty, and, according to a first-ever WHO report, reduce large-scale environmental degradation. On World No Tobacco Day 2017, WHO is highlighting how tobacco threatens the development of nations worldwide, and is calling on governments to implement strong tobacco control measures. These include banning marketing and advertising of tobacco, promoting plain packaging of tobacco products, raising excise taxes, and making indoor public places and workplaces smoke-free…” (5/30).