According to WHO the World Health Organization, with the objective to urge tobacco users worldwide to abstain from using tobacco products for 24 hours.
WHO are campaigning for plain packaging being introduced and for companies to get ready. You can read the full story here.
So what was the impact of plan packaging to the Australian community back in 2012? WHO says there was a drop in the smoking rate by the end of that year. So wouldn’t it make sense to keep plain packaging?
Clearly the Government ordered drab ugly pictures posted on cigarette packets as a means to deter smokers from buying cigarettes however the evidence shows this did not have the effect on smokers as the government thought.
Why join World No Tobacco Day?
WNTD day is intended to bring awareness to the widespread use of tobacco and to the negative effects on health (see below), leading to almost 6 million deaths each year worldwide. With a staggering number of 600,000 deaths due to being exposed to passive smoking.
Tobacco use is the single greatest cause of preventable death globally. As many as half of those who use tobacco die from the results of this use "Tobacco Fact sheet N°339" May 2014.
So to help Smokers join WNTD and get through 24 hours I have 7 Healthy Creative Ways for you to manage your WNTD and that means you get to make it through 24 hours and ongoing if you choose with a bit more ease.
You can view 7 Healthy Creative Tips to get through 24 hours - Click on READ MORE below to view tips. Have a happy healthy day if you choose to abstain.
I would love to hear how you went on World No Tobacco Day and what you learnt, experienced or if you would like to share on your achievements you can comment below.