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World No Tobacco Day (WNTD)

“On World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) we strive to reinvigorate the fight against smoking, and to stress the uniquely devastating effects of tobacco on global health.” – Derek Yach
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World No Tobacco Day Themes

A review of WNTD themes and relationships to international policy measures, including influence and inputs by non government and philanthropic entities.


A Special WNTD Global Health Perspectives Podcast Episode

In this episode, Derek Yach addresses the significance of World No Tobacco Day and how the day affected him personally while living in South Africa many years ago. On World No Tobacco Day we are reminded that smoking remains the largest single preventable cause of death.


Derek Yach on South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)

On World No Tobacco Day, Derek Yach was a guest on SABC’s “Morning Live” program where he discussed the importance of quitting smoking, the value of reduced risk products and the unique relationship between COVID19 and nicotine. 


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Dr. Pooja Patwardhan Broadcast Radio Tour

Dr. Pooja Patwardhan discussed national and regional results of the COVID-19 poll and why, in her opinion, World No Tobacco Day is the ideal day to quit smoking for good. 

BBC Radio Lancashire    Radio News Hub
BBC Radio Suffolk            Wolverhampton Community Radio
Pulse 1 & Pulse 2               Wycombe Sound

The Better India, "India is Quitting" Video Features Statistics from the FSFW COVID State of Smoking Poll

The Better India video highlights findings from our 2020 COVID19 State of Smoking poll to create a promotional video encouraging individuals to quit smoking on World No Tobacco Day.  


Ways To Use This Lockdown As A Catalyst To Quit Smoking

May 31, World No Tobacco Day, presents an opportunity to raise awareness around smoking risks and to find effective strategies to quit the habit.


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