ON MAY 31: WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY
Demonstrations and public marches with vivid banners, educational programs and campaigns are launched in different parts of the world to discourage people from using tobacco in any form. According to a recent WHO report both men and women need “full information about the sex-specific effects of tobacco use.” This year the World Health Organization is highlighting the adverse effects of the tobacco industry targeting women and young girls. On World No Tobacco Day 2010, and throughout the following year, the WHO will encourage governments to pay particular attention to protecting women from the tobacco companies’ attempts to lure them into lifetimes of nicotine dependence. By responding to the WHO’s call, governments can reduce the number of fatal and crippling heart attacks, strokes, cancers and respiratory diseases that have become increasingly prevalent among women.
This year, WHO is aimed at protecting women and seeks to make men more aware and avoid smoking around those who live and work with: women and children. It is necessary to educate women about the advertising strategies of the tobacco industry trying to convince them about smoking, thus preventing them from being victims of this dreadful vice.
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