Tag - WNTD2022

Pupils lead the way against smoking through art

It’s often said by experts that young people are the ones that are most vulnerable to smoking, with nearly nine out of 10 smokers taking up the habit during their teenage years. Flavoured smokeless tobacco products, such as vaping, have been blamed for making this unhealthy habit more appealing to the youth. But thanks to...

Africa will be the world’s ashtray if big tobacco is able to get its way Rachel Kitonyo and Jeffrey Drope

Smoking in the west is declining, so the industry is turning to untapped markets, where governments must act to stop it. For decades, smoking has been on the rise, driving more than 100m deaths in the 20th century alone and creating health and other costs of about $1,500bn a year that have hampering global growth. According to a report...

WNTD 2022: Tobacco is a threat to our Existence – VALD

Ahead of this years World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) celebration on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, the Vision for Alternative Development (VALD) is joining the World Health Organization (WHO), its partners and millions of people across the world to mark the Day 2022. This year’s celebration is on the theme, “Tobacco: threat to our environment”. The campaign...

Ministry Of Health Intensifies Tobacco Free-Farms Campaign

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has intensified Tobacco Free Farms sensitization campaigns across 20 regions in the country ahead of World No Tobacco Day scheduled for 31st May this year in a bid to ensure reduction of tobacco-related deaths. Speaking to the press at the Agricultural Training Center (ATC) in the outskirts of Kisii town,...

Kenya to commemorate ‘World No Tobacco Day’

Health Principal Secretary Susan Mochache will lead celebrations to commemorate ‘World No Tobacco Day’ at the university of Nairobi, Great court.    This yearly celebration informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies. Every year, more than 8,100 Kenyans die of tobacco related diseases, while more than 220,000 children...

We Must Make The Tobacco Industry Pay For Its Environmental Damages

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE We Must Make The Tobacco Industry Pay For Its Environmental Damages. 30 May 2022 World No Tobacco Day 2022 is yet another opportunity to shed light on the tobacco burden. Commemorated under the theme, Tobacco: threat to our environment, this year’s World No Tobacco Day offers an opportunity for all Africans to come together...

World No Tobacco Day 2022 awards

Theme: Tobacco – Threat to our environment The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for nominations to the World No Tobacco Day Awards of individuals or organizations in each of the six WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control. Guidelines for nominations The objective of these criteria is to facilitate nominations, bearing in...

Protect the environment, World No Tobacco Day 2022 will give you one more reason to quit

WHO today announces the 2022 global campaign for World No Tobacco Day - “Tobacco: Threat to our environment."  . The campaign is aimed to raise awareness among the public on the environmental impact of tobacco – from cultivation, production, distribution and waste. It will give tobacco users one extra reason to quit. The campaign will...

Protect the environment, World No Tobacco Day 2022 will give you one more reason to quit

WHO today announces the 2022 global campaign for World No Tobacco Day - “Tobacco: Threat to our environment."  . The campaign is aimed to raise awareness among the public on the environmental impact of tobacco – from cultivation, production, distribution and waste. It will give tobacco users one extra reason to quit. The campaign will...