World No Tobacco Day -- May 31, 2008

May 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;5/23/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 20, p545
The article focuses on the celebration of the World No Tobacco Day on May 31, 2008. The theme for the event is "Tobacco-Free Youth: Break the Tobacco Marketing Net." Based on the Global Youth Survey, the use of tobacco by adolescent girls in various countries has reportedly increased due to aggressive marketing by the tobacco industry. However, it is mentioned that the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control encourages different countries to take scientific measures to lower the utilization of tobacco and its impact.


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