No Smoking at the World Health Organization

June 1987
American Journal of Public Health;Jun87, Vol. 77 Issue 6, p672
Academic Journal
The article reports on the announcement of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva to ban smoking at its headquarters as of April 7, 1987, in which the World Health Day will be celebrated. As the report of WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer shows that smoking is harmful to the health of both smokers and non-smokers, exposing passive smokers to high risk of cancer, WHO decided to ban smoking in work areas, noting that it is where the high exposure of passive smoking occurs. Moreover, the Organization also stated that it wants to act as an example of a smoke-free working environment.


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