On 31 May 2020 the United Nations Association Coventry Branch ran a teleconference about World No Tobacco Day. Philip Brown and Elena Miron discuss tobacco, how and why people get hooked and what the World Health Organization is doing to fight the tobacco industry.
For decades, the tobacco industry has deliberately employed strategic, aggressive and well-resourced tactics to attract youth to tobacco and nicotine products. Internal industry documents reveal in-depth research and calculated approaches designed to attract a new generation of tobacco users, from product design to marketing campaigns aimed at replacing the millions of people who die each year from tobacco-attributable diseases with new consumers – youth.
We visited the following web pages and videos
World No Tobacco Day – Main site: https://www.who.int/news-room/campaigns/world-no-tobacco-day/
World No Tobacco Day – 31 May 2020: https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2020/05/31/default-calendar/world-no-tobacco-day-2020-protecting-youth-from-industry-manipulation-and-preventing-them-from-tobacco-and-nicotine-use
Stop tobacco industry exploitation of children and young people: https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/29-05-2020-stop-tobacco-industry-exploitation-of-children-and-young-people
Create your own World No Tobacco Day Workshop (PDF): https://bit.ly/2ZW2dmI
Say “NO” to Tobacco – Song By Himanshu Sangoi 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW6ug7i4gGs
No Tobacco Day song by Super International School 2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EvyU7nR3DA